Sponsored by the Notre Dame Elementary School
Date: March 6 - April 17
Lenten Mission Outreach
Lent is a
time when we try to renew our efforts to live the Christian life more fully as
we contemplate the example of Jesus. The traditional Lenten practices are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. During the season of Lent, we make a greater effort to share God’s goodness with others, to be Christ for others. Our school
theme for 2018-19 is Better Together. As we fast
from purchasing candy, pop, chips, and other things that are not essential to
our life, we can give the money to
assist those who struggle for basic necessities.
Ash Wednesday – Mission mite boxes will be given to each of the children in
Grades K to 8 for
donations to aid children in poorer countries.
During Lent – Children or family members contribute
their Lenten sacrifice money to assist others in need by placing it in the box.
Before Easter – Boxes should be returned to the child’s homeroom teacher.
Depending on the amount
contributed, the Lenten donations will be used for the Missionary Childhood
Association, phonics books for St. Julie Primary School in Uganda, Africa, and the
Cleveland Diocesan Mission in El Salvador.
We also continue our efforts to raise money for a well for St. Julie School.
Working together, we can make a difference in our world by showing God’s goodness and provident care to others.
Messages of Gratitude - During October we held a mission drive. We were able to send $1,050 to Notre Dame
Global Missions to support the education of three orphan girls in Tanzania,
Africa, and $400 for the Missionary Childhood Association that aids children
around the world. Both Sister Marie
Manning from Notre Dame Global Missions and Father Steve Vellenga from the
Diocesan Mission Office have sent notes to thank you for your generosity and