St. John School kicked off Catholic Schools Week today with a Prayer Service in the gym. The 7th Grade students were responsible for the Prayer Service which opened with the theme that we celebrate Jesus’ love for us! School musicians sang and played “All are Welcome”, accompanied by the student body. This was the first of the many songs sung during the service.
A procession followed where 7th Graders presented
- a candle (representing the light of Christ entering into SJS
- a Bible (representing the living Word of God)
- our Catholic religious textbook (helps us grow in faith and knowledge about Jesus)a picture of Jesus created by 7th Graders with Ms. Donna Colburn, Art teacher (reminding us of how we should treat others as Jesus would)
- a procession of flags (Papal & USA)
Catholic School's Week 2018
Representatives from all the grades read prayers and reflections, prepared by each grade about how they could be like Jesus. Ryan Z., from 8th Grade read his written essay, "What Catholic Education means to Me". Mother Elaine spoke of how proud she is of her SJS students. Deacon Nick and Fr. Martin attended and Fr. Martin wished all the students a wonderful Catholic Schools Week and blessed all in attendance. He thanked them for all their participation in yesterday’s 9.15am school Mass, a celebration of St. John School and the beginning of CSW. The service concluded with parents, students, teachers and visitors singing “We are One in the Spirit”. We are so blessed at our SJS and look forward to the CSW celebration together!