Farther Tom Hurley ’85 shared with us “With the season of Lent upon us, we turn our attention from “Ordinary Time” to this Extraordinary Time of renewal, conversion, and a time to prepare ourselves once again for the great feast of Easter. We join with the global church as we walk alongside all those who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.”
Lent is a time to do things differently; to make a deliberate, intentional choice to change our routines and allow God’s grace to work in us. We are familiar with the three traditional practices of Lent: fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Here is how Marist is taking part in each of these this season.
One form of prayer that has been a centuries old practice in the Roman Catholic Tradition is Eucharistic Adoration. It quite simply is spending time with the Lord in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Each Friday, the Blessed Sacrament (the Consecrated Host of the Lord) will be exposed in the Monstrance that will be placed upon the Altar in the Chapel. All are invited to come and spend some time in prayer. It can be for as long or as little as you like. It’s strictly an invitation to make this Lent a little more intentional for all of us.
We are grateful to all who helped with the services on Ash Wednesday. Students committed to their Lenten journey by putting their thumbprint on the cross that is now located in the Marist chapel to help us remember our “yes” to Lent. Additionally, during Lent, every Friday morning Fr. Tom Hurley ’85 will be saying Mass in the Marist chapel at 7:15AM. All are welcome!
On March 7, we gathered as an entire school to celebrate mass for the Lenten season presided by Fr. Tom Hurley ’85.
On 2/14 a group of Most Holy Redeemer alumni (Marist students) helped as table leaders at a 7th grade retreat about the importance of service.
A BIG THANK YOU to Coach Topps for taking our Marist volunteers to St. Terrence to help set up SPRED on 2/16! SPRED is a network of services designed to assist persons with developmental disabilities and or learning problems to become integrated into parish assemblies of worship through the process of education in faith.
The first week of March, juniors in our religion classes made seed/flower bombs made from recycled paper, soil, and seeds. The students will then leave the seed bombs on the ground where they would like them to grow outside. This fun, hands-on and unique activity was for the unit “Care for God’s Creation” where they learned about the importance of being stewards for the Earth.
We will continue to share more of our Lenten journey.