The school children began Monday, September 10th with Praise and Worship Music and Adoration at the Fall Faith Rally. Father Arty and Deacon Randy Waring led the children in grades K-8 in a Eucharistic Procession from the church into the gym where they sang, prayed, and listened to the witness of Deacon Randy, one of two newly ordained permanent deacons at SIJ. In the classrooms the eighth graders led the Faith Families in a lesson about the importance of the Mass and explored where Mass was attended over the summer....all over the world and closer to home. The Faith Families (groups of students from grades K-8) placed stickers on maps to show the different places where Mass was attended over the summer. Everyone met in the church at the end of the event to repose the Blessed Sacrament and sing Praise and Worship Music before going back to class. What a blessed way to begin the school year in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!