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Living Our Best Lent

“During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.” – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Everest students have been living Lent in many ways. The high school students have a Lenten calendar with daily resolutions they have been living. A daily prayer and the resolution for each day have been read each morning in the morning announcements.

Formation instructors Miss Gaby Ruiloba and Fr. Timothy Wysocki, LC, wanted to give the middle school students a “boost” in their Lenten experience. They prepared a campaign for the middle schoolers in which they gave students a visual reminder of what Lent is about. Each class was given a cross to carry around every day. One student in each class volunteered through a sign-up sheet to carry the cross from class to class each day. The cross had a daily class resolution, which helped the students enter more fully into the Lenten spirit of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving through meaningful things they can do during the school day.