September 29, 2009

Local Students will join in National Holy Hour

By Sharon Pagryzinski / Enrollment Coordinator, Bay Area Catholic Schools

ESSEXVILLE – Students at St. John the Evengelist School will be join the Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2 in the church chapel.

This event also will be celebrated at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. with Bishop Gregory Aymond presiding. It occurs every First Friday in October, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and has been growing every year since its inception in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2003.

This Holy Hour spiritually unites the prayers of children around the globe for priests, their own families, and all families of the world. The Holy Childhood Association will be part of this event as well.

The Bay Area community is invited to join the students from grades 1 to 5 in the chapel at St. John the Evangelist Church, 614 Pine St., in Essexville.

St. John is one of four elementary and preschools within the Bay Area Catholic Schools (BACS) system.

BACS continues the Catholic school tradition begun here in the 1850s, providing 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade faith-based, solid academic education. BACS is among Bay County’s top 50 employers and functions as one of the few Catholic school systems in Michigan. In recent years, ithas become a model for schools across the country that are seeking to shift from a parish school structure to a school system concept. BACS is spiritually and financially supported by the 13 Vicariate 4 parishes.

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