The lent season has begun.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.
Why we receive the ashes?
Following the example of the Nine vites, who did penance in sackcloth and ashes, our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and reminds us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when we are told "Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return."
Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice.
The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. The ashes are christened with Holy Water and are scented by exposure to incense. While the ashes 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.
We at the Sr. Borgia elementary School celebrated the beginning of the Lenten Season with an Ash Wednesday Service at our school. The students heard the meaning of the Lenten Season and then received the ashes on their foreheads.
“We are called to serve one another”
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa, is a narration of the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ on earth that continues to provide spiritual conviction for every Christian and application to our lives. The Stations of the Cross serve as a stark reminder of the humble manner in which Jesus was willing to set aside any privilege of deity in order to provide a path to salvation through His sacrifice
In the coming days we will be placing the stations and prayers on the website.
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.
First Station: Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus, you stand all alone before Pilate. Nobody speaks up for you. Nobody helps defend you. You devoted your entire life to helping others, listening to the smallest ones, caring for those who were ignored by others. They don't seem to remember that as they prepare to put you to death.
As a child, sometimes I feel alone. Sometimes I feel that others don't stand up for me and defend me when I am afraid. Sometimes I don't feel like I am treated fairly, especially if I am scolded or corrected.
As an adult, sometimes I feel abandoned and afraid as well. Sometimes I too, feel like I am treated unfairly or blamed for things unfairly. I have a hard time when people criticize me at home or at work.
Help me be grateful for what you did for me. Help me to accept criticism and unfairness as you did, and not complain. Help me pray for those who have hurt me.
My Jesus, often have I signed the death warrant by my sins; save me by Thy death from that eternal death which I have so often deserved.
Carib Swim Team Inter-School Swim Meet
On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 our school participated in the Carib Swim Team Inter-School Swim Meet.
We received the following prizes:
· 3rd prize 25m breaststroke by
· 2nd prize 25m breaststroke by
· 1st prize 25m freestyle by
We are proud of all our swimmers and they did their best in the competition for the first time.
We would like to send a special thank you to Coach Franky Carty for his time and training of our students.
We would also like to thank the parents and teachers for coming out and supporting our students for this event.
Next year we will be back and stronger.
Winners Valentine's Raffle group 8
1ste prize: Weekend stay at The Towers
Mullet Bay Hotel
won by Janine Philips
2de prize: Weekend stay at Belair Beach
Hotel won by Shevlin
3de prize: Stainless steel Bracelet from
Windmill won by Jhon Otalvora