Dear VCES families,
As we begin the Lenten season, it is important to reflect on the meaning of this time of preparation and on how we will spend the next 40 days preparing for Christ’s Resurrection. Throughout this time of preparation, VCES classes will discuss God’s love for us and how we can make sacrifices, even little ones, to help us better understand the great sacrifice of our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus.
During Lent, there is a call to participate in almsgiving, or “making the needs of others, our own.” VCES will be hosting a service project for students and families to participate in, if they wish. We will collect items needed by the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantries at our local Catholic parishes. We will be collecting a variety of items including canned proteins, juice, coffee, diapers, shampoo and body wash. Items will be collected throughout Lent and we will make a final donation on April 16.
On behalf of the entire Valley Catholic Elementary School Staff, we wish everyone a reflective and blessed Lenten season, and we will keep you all in our prayers.