St. Francis School and Parish Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

St. Francis School joined St. Francis Parish to open the local celebration of Catholic Schools Week  here in Greenwood. “Celebrating your Parish” was Sundays’ theme.  Students, parents, staff and parish members all gathered for the Sunday Mass.

The nationally used logo for 2018 filled the sanctuary wall welcoming worshippers to the liturgy.

 

 

Students greeted parishioners and their guests at the church doors, welcoming them to the celebration of “Catholic Schools Week”.

 

Mrs Jackie Lewis, our Principal, welcomed the assembly to the Eucharistic liturgy and to the celebration of Catholic Schools week.

 

Students served as lectors proclaiming the Word of God at the liturgy.

 Fr. Kim proclaimed  the Gospel from Mark 1:21-28.  Students enacted the Scripture which told the story of  the man  possessed by an unclean spirit.

The students are always eager to read the universal prayers during our weekly school mass, so many were ready to assist us at the Sunday Mass. The final petition lifts up all the written needs placed in the parish “Book of Prayers”.   A student presented the book during this prayer time.

 

Mass continued with the collection and presentation of the gifts.

 

During the time of reflection after Communion, the students prayerfully sang “Lord, I Love You” and interpreted it with gestures.

 

The celebration of the Eucharist spilled over into the school hall where all enjoyed a treat of  doughnuts from the local doughnut shop.  So Catholic Schools Week was off to an amazing start with the sharing of the Bread of Life and lots of smiles over sweet, sticky doughnuts. Thus began a week of many events.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I have looked at all your wonderful Catholic Schools Week activities. WOW, were you busy learning, growing and celebrating. Thank you for all the work, prayer and planning to show forth the value of a Catholic Elementary Education!

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