Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Fish Fries are an amazing experience to have. You meet many people and you also get to have fun with your friends" -Alex Ables

Lent 2017: Pray, Fast, and Almsgiving
  • Fridays: $1.00 Jeans day : March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 - All money goes to West Michigan Catholic Charities Foster Care Program
  • Students will be making birthday cards for foster care kids.

  • Reconciliation Services:
    2nd/3rd grade: March 23 at 1:40 p.m.
    Grades 4-8: TBD

  • Via Dolorosa (the way of the cross):  
    Thursday, April 13: Jeans and ASA Forming Saints red t-shirt
    The combined ASA student body is divided up into 14 groups - one group for each station of the cross.  We meet at one campus and take a prayerful walk to the other campus. Details to follow from the Via Dolorosa Committee
  • Begin at MS with Living Stations of the Cross in St. Jude Church

Lenten Promise Posters
  • Students are making posters to remind them of their Lenten promises to be displayed in a prominent places around school.

It’s never too late to join the ASA staff in our Lenten Meditations:

Lenten Fish Fries

During Lent many ASA families, specifically our middle school students volunteer at our parish fish fries. You’ll find them clearing tables, replenishing desserts, preparing food in the kitchen, and carrying out the trash. Not only are students serving our founding parishes, they are developing important social skills. And they have fun doing it! Many return week after week, building a passion for service. Here are some thoughts about serving at our Fish Fries from our 7th grade students:

"The fish fries are fun. We get to get service hours done and have fun with our friends while being a huge help to the people who run these fish fries." -Owen Leese

"Fish Fries are a really great way to do some great service to your school, parish and fellow parishioners. I started off working fish fries at Blessed Sacrament, as a Cub Scout from pack 3328. As a cub scout, I was able to work different fish fries around town, including St. Isidore, and St. Alphonsus. I now have graduated to Troop 219 GRMI, and I have had the opportunity to continue to work fish fries, and earn service hours for school, and toward my Eagle Rank. I always enjoy working fish fries and I look forward to working more in my future!"-Aiden McGavin

"The Fish Fry is a good place to eat because the dessert and fries are the finest, but that's not all if you help it gives you services hours and you make people have a good day."-Quinlan Kehyari   

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