This reading is truly a faithful lesson that speaks to the community of St. Catherine's. Both timely and appropriate given the past 18 months, these words touched many hearts. At St. Catherine, we have much to rejoice in, pray about and give thanks for. Many changes have occured over the past 18 months, and God has given us strength to face the change with His Grace and compassion. Father Fred leads our parish with a clear vision for the future, always reminding us of what we have accomplished and can further accomplish as a community.
We rejoice in the progress our students are making this school year, and in the well balanced education they are receiving. Our campus of the WINGS Initiative is thriving and our children are such blessings to our parish and Ravenna community. The school is alive with happy voices, the sounds of joyful music and the evidence of cheerful giving. Classrooms are bustling with activity; Learning new things AND in new ways!
We give thanks for the blessings of our school; blessings like the opportunity for our children to learn in such a flexible and innovative environment, supported by faith filled men and women who teach, lead and volunteer. We pray for continued growth in our students and further development and enhancement of our program.
We rejoice in:
Rhyming, counting, patterns, routines, letter recognition and writing, Zoo Phonics, games, songs, dancing, art and more keep the children engaged and busy for their school day. They end each session with stuffed backpacks, and tired but smiling faces. Learning can sometimes be a tiring business when you're 3 and 4!
Graham Crackers with Grand Friends brought the children together with their special friends. Together they built gingerbread houses, shared a snack and loving fellowship. The children enjoyed showing off their tables, toys, classroom, etc. and hosting their guests.
As is the tradition, the program ended with the audience joining our children in singing Christmas carols. Mr. & Mrs. Claus also made their annual appearance.
We are already planning for the next luncheon and hope to see you there! Future dates will be on the parish/school calendar, and included in the parish bulletin.