Principal’s Blog: Our School’s Lenten Opportunities

At St. John the Baptist School, we strive to help our students develop sound morals and strong character. This goal is before us when we help students resolve a conflict on the playground, deal with issues of honesty, and learn in the classroom. One way we help them develop morals and character is by embracing the wisdom of the liturgical seasons.

During Lent, we are called to grow in virtue and holiness by increasing our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. As a school, we incorporate these practices into the classroom and strive to grow together through common experiences.
In the course of Lent, students will have a chance to participate in several increased opportunities for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Each class will make time for weekly adoration, Stations of the Cross, and, for the older students, reconciliation. Students will be given fasting challenges throughout the week such as fasting from gossip or giving up a few minutes of recess to say a prayer for a friend. Each of these experiences is meant to draw students closer to God and to strengthen their character and self-control.