Lent is the 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that began on Ash Wednesday and ended at sundown on Holy Thursday. It was a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. The Easter season officially begins on Easter Sunday and lasts for 50 days until Pentecost. During this time, believers reflect on the power of Jesus’ sacrifice, renew their faith, and embrace the hope and joy of new life in Him.
Throughout Lent students participated in a variety of activities and prayers – you may have noticed crucifixes throughout our field at one point or another. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, commemorate Jesus’s passion and death on the cross.
Pretzel-making with the Principal would not be the first activity one would think to do during this time of year. The pretzel is a popular snack yet has a special meaning for Christians. According to tradition, the twisted shape of the pretzel represents the arms of a person in prayer, with the three holes in the pretzel representing the Holy Trinity. The pretzel has been used throughout Christian history as a symbol of Lenten fasting, as it contains only simple ingredients such as flour, water, and salt. Pretzel Making with the all our students is an annual highlight for me!
This year, the traditional Easter Egg hunt at our MSOS Parish, compliments of our amazing Knights of Columbus was enjoyed by hundreds of students and parish members. Too old to hunt eggs – no problem! Donuts, coffee, and homemade goodies were enjoyed by the spectators!
On behalf of MSOS, we would like to extend our sincerest blessings for a Christ-filled and peace-filled Easter season!