On March 6th we begin the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday Mass. Lent, the forty days leading up to Easter in the Christian Calendar, has traditionally been used as a time to reflect and rejoice in God’s love as shown in Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection. During this time of penitence and fasting, we recognize our need for God’s forgiveness and seek to deepen our relationship with him. The important thing is to find something that will help us focus more on God and what he wants for our lives.
Many people give up some small luxury such as chocolate, watching television or playing video games. But let us remember that the focus is both on learning to do with less for ourselves and making an effort to do more for others.
May this Lent be a time for all of us to reflect on what is good in our lives and invite God to help us put right what is wrong, and remembering just how much He loves us. Let us take the time to reflect with our children, the true meaning of this season, so that we may fully realize the joy of Easter and deepen our relationship with our risen Lord.
“R.A.K. it up” with Random Acts of Kindness
The month of February was full of excitement with Catholic Schools Week, Student-Led Conferences, Open House, and Pink Shirt Day while we continue to focus on our theme of “What do you want of me Lord?”
How can we continue this focus with our children? Reviewing a past blog post entitled 50 Questions to ask your kids after school instead of “How was your day?” the writer from herviewfromhome.com suggests some questions such as:
- What made you smile today?
- How did you show kindness or love today?
- Did you tell anyone “Thank you?”
- Did everyone have a friend at recess?
- Did you help anyone today?
What a wonderful way to begin a conversation with your children and help them see how easy it is to show love and kindness every day. The importance is to make the time to talk to your children regularly and bring in connections to our faith. Children can thank God for a good friend, or ask God for help to remember to think about the words they use because they can make a big difference to someone else!
Registration – March 1st
Thank you for attending the AGM last week when registration packages for the 2019-2020 school year were distributed to all returning families.
Your registration is due Friday, March 1st.
Please refer to your checklist when completing your registration package to ensure you have signed and returned all necessary documents.
Another great basketball season has concluded with much to be proud of! Both our girls and boys 4/5 teams demonstrated great commitment and improvement in their skills and understanding of the game which culminated in our Tbird Tournament on February 28th. Additionally, our junior and senior basketball teams continued to demonstration skill, spunk and spirit in the final days of the season. Thank you to all our fans for your support, and a special shout out to our coaches, refs, scorekeepers and parent drivers!
VanCity Basketball Camp
A reminder that VanCity Basketball Spring Camp will be taking place here at St. Edmund’s Gym from March 25-27. For more information, please visit www.vancitybasketball.com
Use the Promo Code Edmunds to get the St. Edmunds student discount.