We didn’t have too many days of school last week due to all of the snowstorms, but the days we were at school were filled with many activities.
On Tuesday, February 11th we all gathered in St. Martha’s Church to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Fr. Tom reminded all of us that if our hearts are opened to God and our ears are attentive to His voice then we too can experience the warmth of the love He has for each of us. Fr. Tom recounted the story of young Bernadette and how Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to her in the French countryside. In a time much like our own, when only so few people are attentive to God in their lives, Mary asked Bernadette to remind the people to pray the Rosary, ask God for the forgiveness of their sins, and to live according to the Beatitudes. Let us fervently pray that we would allow God to be part of our lives each day.
Children from 4th grade to 8th grade battled it out for nearly 90 minutes during the Geography Bee on Wednesday morning. It was obvious that all of the contestants spent many hours preparing for this year’s bee. Round after round saw only few having to return to their seats for giving a wrong answer. Whether the topic was continents or USA state capitals, the contestants knew their geography thoroughly. The contest lasted beyond the normal assembly period right through the most of first period. As for most of first period, Karl Loiseau of the 7th grade and Bamidele Adeyemo of the 4th grade tossed questions and answers back and forth as if you were watching a tennis match. Finally as second period was soon to begin and all of the prepared bee questions had been read, Mr. Holian declared both Karl and Bamidele co-champions for this year. Congratulations to all!
Be sure to click on the Photo Album link to the right to see all the photos from Mass and the Geography Bee.