Lenten Service Sunday

Lenten Service Sunday

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me…” Matthew 25:40

Great Lent is a period of 40 days that we take to prepare ourselves for Holy Week and Holy Easter. Our preparations include service, giving, fasting, prayer meditation and reflection.

The Sunday school also prepares, and on Sunday, March 22nd, the school held its annual Lenten Service Sunday. The hall was buzzing with activity as students from every grade worked together to make a difference in another’s life.

Children from Sunday Sprouts through grade 3 assembled 72 Easter Baskets, chocolates, candy, toys, trinkets and love. The ACYOA donated the baskets and the toys, and delivered the baskets to the Food Pantry at St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown for distribution to less fortunate children.

Simultaneously, students from the older classes prepared over 150 boxed lunches, consisting of sandwich, juice box, cookies and fruit. These lunches along with soaps, shampoo, toothpaste and new socks were delivered to Fr. Bill’s Homeless Shelter in Quincy, MA.

The 4th grade class also learned how to make nushkhar with Fr. Arakel.

Click here to view photos from the day.

Thank you to all parishioners who donated to the Sock Drive, and to all families who donated goods and volunteered their time assisting with the day's projects.