The Prairie ROCKS! class enjoyed our guest, Barb Rehder, as she shared her motherís memories of living in Russia and moving to the United States. The students found it particularly captivating that the family was scheduled to travel to the U.S. on the Titanic, but arrived to the port only in time to watch the ship pull out of the harbor!
The class had a great discussion about how blessed we are to live in the United States. We do not have to fear practicing our faith or having soldiers walk into our homes and take all we have ever owned. Not only that, but in this day and age, we also enjoy indoor plumbing and electric ovens.
The students were impressed with the courage and fortitude that the family showed in moving to a new country and starting over after they were forced to leave their homeland. We also talked about the fact that one personís actions (good or bad) can have a huge effect on the lives of many people for many generations.
We look forward to our next guest, Shawna Kaschmitter. Shawna will be sharing about her journey to the Catholic faith. Please feel free to join us at the High School PEACE building on Thursday March 11, at 8:20 or 9:20.
Scholarships are available
The Tri-Parish Youth Ministry Program and Prairie Faith Formation are offering two separate scholarships for local high school seniors.
These scholarships amount to $250 each and will require an application process.
The requirements for the Youth Ministry application include: you must have had an overall involvement in the Youth Ministry program for at least 2 years and demonstrated an overall commitment of service to the parishes and community.
The requirements for the Prairie Faith Formation Program application include: you must have participated in the program for at least 2 years and demonstrated a willingness to share your faith knowledge with others of our parishes and community.
You may pick up the applications at St. Maryís Parish office or contact Debbie Chicane or Pat Schmidt at 962-3214.
The deadline for these applications is April 30, 2010.