Lent


Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lent is a time of school-wide involvement in a journey toward Easter. There is a morning Mass on that day (Ash Wednesday) when ashes are distributed.

On each Wednesday during the season of Lent, as an act of sacrifice and awareness, children are asked to forgo snacks at the first recess. The Kindergarteners are exempt from our Lenten practice of no snacks. They are encouraged to participate through extra acts of kindness and prayer.

Mite boxes are also distributed to the children. These boxes serve as an opportunity to donate spare change to support the young men studying in the seminary to become priests.

On Holy Thursday, the school participates in a retreat that follows the significant events of Holy Week and in some years includes a Seder Meal.

During the season of Lent, we ask parents to remember that it is a time of solemn preparation for Easter, not an early celebration of Easter. Easter begins on Easter morning and classroom celebrations will occur during the forty day Easter Season that follows.

Announcements:  

Early Dismissal:  Every First Monday of each month (some exceptions)

School Masses: Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM   Everyone welcome to attend

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

February 2018
 
5  Noon Dismissal for the students
7*, 14, 21, 28
School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
 *Family Mass – Coffee to Go follows for commuters – Feb. 7th
8 & 9 Catholic Educators’ Conference – No school for students
14 Ash Wednesday: Lent Season begins
 14  Red Colour DayStudents may wear red coloured clothing in lieu of the uniform
20 Open House/Student-led Conferences
 Re-registration packages due
March
 Spring Break: March  10 – 25
5 Noon Dismissal for the students
 7, 28   School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
9 Second Term Reports issued
 10-25  Spring Break
26 School Reopens 8:45 AM – 3 PM
29 Holy Thursday – School Retreat – Dismissal at Noon

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April 1

Good FridayNo School for students – please refer to your parish bulletin for service times

Easter Sunday – Alleluia!  Jesus is Risen!

April
 3  School Reopens after Easter Weekend – 8:45-3 PM
 9  Noon Dismissal  8:45 – Noon
 4, 11,18,25
 School Mass @ 9:15 AM
 21  Grade 7 Confirmation 10 AM – Christ the Redeemer Parish

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