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March 31, 2010
From saluting the Olympics to marking Lent, Catholic school students mix faith with fun
Special By Denver Catholic Register
Catholic school students have been busy participating in a variety of Lenten and Easter season events to celebrate this time of year. Below are a few of them.
The God Project
At St. John the Baptist School in Longmont students participated in the annual God Project, where they are charged to look for God in their everyday lives. Using disposable cameras, the students took photographs of where they see God and wrote an essay to accompany the photos. The photos and essays were then displayed in a public exhibit.
From palms to powder
The day before Ash Wednesday, after last year’s palms were burned and had cooled down, first-graders from St. Louis School in Louisville donned surgical masks and gloves and proceeded to squash the burnt palms into a fine powder. The ashes were then blessed and used for distribution on Ash Wednesday.
Living Stations of the Cross
Students at Holy Trinity School in Westminster took part in the annual Living Stations of the Cross at the church. Eighth-grade students portrayed the roles for younger children.
Mount St. Vincent’s birthday
Students at Mount St. Vincent Home took part in a salute to the Winter Olympics with each class researching a different country then making traditional costumes from that nation. Students also learned a few words in the native tongue of their adopted land. The “opening ceremonies” coincided with Mount St. Vincent’s 127th birthday. The celebration included a mini-Olympics featuring sock speed skating, Frisbee curling and team bobsled.