Assumption students honor grandparents
Grandparents, military personnel, and the nation were honored during Assumption Catholic School’s spring program celebrating Grandparent Day. The day began with the Mass, where Father Gabriel Waweru, pastor, thanked the grandparents for the support and guidance they give to their grandchildren. He encouraged them to realize more deeply the gift and responsibility of grandparenting and to help the children grow closer to Jesus Christ through prayer, sacraments, attending Mass, and personal example. Following Mass the children and families enjoyed a donut social and visit to the classrooms where gifts made by the children were presented to the grandparents. Finally, a program began with a short band concert followed by the Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem. The words from the song of the Kindergarten class, “we sure do love our country,” expressed the theme of the program, as songs conveyed the history of the nation and the sacrifices and patriotism that formed, built, and defended it. A special tribute was given to the veterans and active personnel in the audience who serve in the military. Those who were present were asked to stand and be recognized as the children sang the service songs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. After the Retiring of the Colors, the program concluded with “God Bless America.”
Students entering the Church
Ashton and Alexander Landen, of Blessed Sacrament Parish and Assumption Catholic School in Hibbing, sign the Book of the Elect as they prepare for baptism and First Holy Communion. They are progressing through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children of Catechetical Age. They are being assisted in the process by their parents, teachers, Father Nick Nelson, and their classmates.