Archive for February, 2010

We had a relatively small group last night. I think maybe 8 or 10 of our 16 students braved the cold to join the group. Hopefully, those who did came away with something for the effort.

We spent the first half of the class talking about Lent, which begins next Wednesday. We discussed the concepts of preparation for some event or occasion, Jesus’s 40 days in the desert and the Catholic tradition of making some kind of sacrifice or self-improvement during Lent.

Sometimes these guys just blow me away when they,  sometimes unexpectedly, “get it.”

“So what’s the point of making some sacrifice or doing something extra during Lent? Who are you doing it for? Are you doing it for God?”

“No,” said Lindsay. “You are doing it for yourself!”

High five!

We also discussed Ash Wednesday.

We left them with two assignments.

1. To think about and to come up with some sacrifice or positive “extra” they can do during Lent to prepare themselves spiritually for Easter. We will ask them to report on what they came up with in two weeks. (As an example of a positive extra, we suggested something like doing the dinner dishes every evening. One student firmly rejected that concept, saying “That would kill me!” I didn’t know that KP was considered hazardous duty.)

2. To encourage their parents to bring them to the Ash Wednesday Mass next Wednesday, Feb 17 at 7:00 pm.

We spent the remainder of the class on a unit review of the previous four chapters.

There is no class next Wednesday, February 17. Instead, come to the Ash Wednesday Mass at 7 pm.

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Sorry for the late post. Here is a quick update of last week’s class.

Mrs. Worthington took the lead in the class and covered the Apostle’s Creed.
That’s it. Pretty simple.

Tomorrow, we will be talking about Lent (which begins NEXT Wednesday, Feb 17), and reviewing the material we have covered over the past few weeks. (Reinforcement is always good.)

Next week, there will be an Ash Wednesday Mass in place of CCD class. Please bring your child, his/her siblings and yourself. It starts at 7:00 pm.

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