Happy St. Charles’s Day!

A Feast and a Celebration

, the students were treated to cake and ice cream – a special St. Charles Feast Day treat

The students were treated to cake and ice cream – a special St. Charles Feast Day treat

On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, the school celebrated its Patron Saint, St. Charles Borromeo. This annual event is an opportunity for the school community to reflect, celebrate and grow together.

The day began with the entire school crossing the street to participate in a Mass. The celebrant was Fr. Paul, Pastor of St. Charles Parish, and the theme was “Celebrating our patron, Like St. Charles Borromeo – We Care For Each Other”. Mrs. Froystad called together the congregation with her opening remarks:

“Today is a great celebration for us—it is the feast of our patron, Saint Charles Borromeo.  In his biography we read, “Saint Charles thought only of caring for his people.  This great man was never too busy to help simple people…”  Our theme for today’s Mass, We Care for Each Other, expresses our desire to follow the example of our patron.  During this Eucharistic celebration, let us ask Jesus to help us always be kind and caring.”

Immediately, the church broke into song. The student choir, together with soloists Liisa and Alyssa, accompanied by the Violin Ambassadors and the music teachers, led those gathered in a powerful rendition of “The Summons”. The processional was a significant one, as it included all 18 of the school altar servers in Grades 3-5. Continue reading