Lent at St. Martin's
Lent is a special time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving at St. Martin’s School. As part of Lent, St. Martin’s School tries to help those who are in need through our Lenten food drive. Our goal is to collect more than 9,000 food items by Holy Thursday. This year not only will each class prepare for Lent in a special way, but also the whole school will do a Lenten Project. The whole School will pray for the seminarians each day during Lent. Pre-K students will each choose a special Lenten sacrifice. Highlights of Lenten sacrifices include saying extra prayers; finishing all of the food at dinner; being kind; and brushing teeth without making a fuss! We will also study the Stations of the Cross and have weekly Walking with Jesus Lenten reflections. The Kindergarten class will be charting their good deeds, giving prayers to God, being kind, and doing a Lenten sacrifice. The 1st grade class discussed what 'Little Gifts & Sacrifices' each student will make during Lent. Some students give away some toys, give up iPad and/or electronic devices, say more prayers, do chores, do chores without complaining, be more helpful to parents, and watch less tv.
The 2nd grade students will be discussing different sacrifices that they can each make during the Lenten season. They will also be learning about the Stations of the Cross, the Last Supper, and Passover.
The 3rd and 5th grade students are writing in a Stations of the Cross journal throughout Lent. In the journal they will reflect on prompts that ask them to imagine they are walking with Jesus.
The 4th grade students will create sun catchers to share with community members.
The6th and 7th grade students will be creating Word Art based on Lent to be displayed in school. The theme for their Word Art is "Lent and Easter, What They Mean To Me".
The8th grade students will be practicing for the Living Stations of the Cross and creating a reenactment of the Lord’s Passion that they will present to the school and parents.