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7,009 Lenten Acts of Denial and Good Works

Mrs. Schonta’s 6th Grade Class totaled 944 Acts of Denial. For their paragraph the class wrote, “This Lenten mission has changed us as a class by inspiring us to do good things and to see Jesus in everybody. We learned more about Holy Week and to appreciate the special meaning of each day. It reminded us to reflect on our shortcomings and to try to do better

Mrs. Schonta’s 6th Grade Class totaled 944 Acts of Denial. For their paragraph the class wrote, “This Lenten mission has changed us as a class by inspiring us to do good things and to see Jesus in everybody. We learned more about Holy Week and to appreciate the special meaning of each day. It reminded us to reflect on our shortcomings and to try to do better

As a part of their Lenten Mission, each St. Mary Immaculate classroom displayed, along with a picture of the Sacred Heart, a poster with heart stickers. Throughout Lent, students put one heart sticker on their classroom poster for each of their acts of self-denial. The goal was for each student to do one act of self-denial per day.

During the weekly School Mass, on Friday, March 30, each St. Mary Immaculate School class presented their classroom’s poster, filled with red hearts, to the Lord.

Two representatives from each class processed to the altar. One student presented their class poster to John Garvey, SMI School Principal, and lit a candle in front of the picture of the Sacred Heart. The other student read a paragraph about what the Lenten Mission meant to their classroom. Their paragraphs were heartfelt and lovely as they talked about their sacrifices.

For more information contact Libby Runge at lrunge5971@aol.com or Laurie Hovland at llhovland@yahoo.com.

St. Mary Immaculate School, located at 15629 S. Rt. 59 in Plainfield, provides an outstanding Catholic education in both faith and academics for students age 3 through 8th grade. For more information call 815-436-3953 or visit www/smip.org/school.

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