Quality Faith-Based Education for Grades 7-12
Preparing for Lent
The season of Lent is just around the corner. In the Catholic Church and many other denominations it’s a time of penance, reflection, and fasting, which prepares us for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. The season lasts 40 days. During Lent we go to Mass on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Next week, March 5, is Ash Wednesday. The ashes received at Mass symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts. His Divine mercy is of utmost importance during the season of Lent, and the Church calls on us to seek that mercy during the entire Lenten season with reflection, prayer and penance (Catholic online).
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstaining from meat. We encourage students to observe this sacrifice as well as make a sacrifice during the whole of Lent or do something extra.
All Fridays during Lent are meatless, and Lumen Christi teachers and staff have a wonderful tradition of making meatless soups or dishes for the student body. We charge a small fee of $1.00 for a bowl of soup and bread roll, and $1.00 for a bottle of water. The money raised goes to a charity.
In addition to collecting money from the meatless luncheon, the English classes have traditionally joined by bringing awareness to the language we use in our daily communications. Filler words, needless interjections we all use (uhm, like, you know and more) have become a considerable nuisance and habit; but habits can be changed. For the duration of Lent students self-monitor each other in class and pay .10 cents for each of the ‘nuisance words they use while talking. The money will be added to the charity we selected.
Lumen Christi hosts Open House, March 27
Are you in the market for a different kind of school for your child? Why not consider Lumen Christi High School.
We host an Open House, March 27 with convenient hour options:
- Lunch with the Principal: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Student led tours: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM; light refreshments available
Lent is about “Prayer, Penance and Almsgiving”. Have you prayerfully considered of giving to the LUMENary Fund Drive as part of your Lenten commitment?