St. Mary School Press

March 2015

Spring Art Show

The Spring Art Show is going on right now. It started March 3 and ends March 17. There are some amazing artists here at St. Mary School! Who knew there we had so many amazing artists here! A special thanks to Mrs. Bolt the art teacher here at St. Mary. She is the best art teacher and we have a lot of fun with her. This art show is something that you DO NOT want to miss! So make sure you come to St. Mary before the 17th so you have a chance to see the amazing art display!

Article by Abrianna Scafidi

ST. MARY'S COOKING CLASS:

The St. Mary's Cooking Class was a HUGE success! A very BIG thank you to Ms. Alina and River's mom for taking time to teach us how to cook! All of us students made Spinach Quiche, which was AMAZING and so much fun to make. I have done the cooking class both times that it has been offered, and it has been SO much fun! Since we cook such healthy and delicious dishes, it helps kids to have an open mind about healthy nutrition and eating good foods that are great for your body! I encourage EVERYONE to sign up for the cooking class because you will have a great time, AND you get to bring home a large sample of what we made!

Article by Audrey Thompson

Stations of the Cross


What are the Stations of the Cross?


The Stations of the Cross are a series of paintings or small sculptures along the walls of a Church telling the journey of Jesus on his way to his death represented in 14 different pictures. On Fridays during Lent, people in the church gather to hold the tradition of moving around each station to commemorate the Passion of Christ.


When can I go to see this?


You can go to this every Friday during Lent at 2:30 at St. Mary’s church where you can join St. Mary’s students and Fr. Matthew as we go through the Stations as read by the school’s 6th and 7th graders.

Article by Evan Beane

LENT

  • Lent is the forty days before Easter.
  • It starts with Ash Wednesday.
  • Lent used to be a period of time of fasting and of study for catechumens who were baptized on the Saturday before Easter.
  • This period of long fasting was to practice self-denial and humility.
  • The Liturgical color for Lent is purple, the color of repentance and sorrow for sin.

By Gio Ferruci

St. Mary's Basketball Program

The program is for a couple of months in the winter every year. It focuses on the basic fundamentals of basketball and teaches students to use team work and enhance their knowledge for the future. The program consists of boys and girls in grades K-3 and 4-7.

By Joey Scafidi

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We Celebrated Mr. Ed's Birthday on March 11th!

St. Patrick/St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was actually born in the country of Scotland in 387. He has a wonderful feast day where everyone dresses in green and celebrates this amazing saint. When he was 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland to work in the field as a slave. While in Ireland he turned to God in prayer. He said,

"The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was raised., so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same." "I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain."

by Braeden Clark

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Have a happy and healthy Spring Break!