The rest of Catholic Schools week went well.
Thursday was the annual 8th grade class versus Parents and Teachers. It was a lot of fun to watch. The 8th graders won the game and no one had a heart attack or got injured on the parent's team!
Here's a little video:
One other nice thing our school does during CSW are prayer wreaths. Each class has a wreath that hangs on the door and each student decorates the outside of a card and writes a prayer intention on that card. They are reminded to pray for their intentions and their classmates intentions each time they walk through the door. The wreaths are beautiful to look at and the prayers on the inside are equally beautiful and always heartfelt.
Here are the wreaths from the 7th and 8th grade:
This year the school also did spiritual bouquets. Each student was asked to pray during the week for our area priests and keep track of how many prayers they said. At the end of the week, letters were sent to the priests telling them how many prayers were said by our students on their behalf. I thought this was such a thoughtful thing!
Our school also does a service project every year for CSW. This year we collected newborn diapers and wipes for Birthright. We collected a large amount of them and they were delivered today. Birthright was very happy and thankful to be able to continue to support women with unplanned pregnancies with these diapers and wipes!
And with that, CSW is a wrap!
I love our little school. I am thankful we are able to send our kids to Our Lady of Mercy. I know their minds are being challenged and their souls are being nourished!