During October, “Respect Life Month,” the students and teachers at Lourdes Catholic School spent a lot of time praying the rosary and the Hail Mary.
Each time the school gathered to pray the rosary was unique. Lourdes prayed the traditional way using rosaries and prayer cards in the church. The school prayed outdoors using a rosary with beads made of balloons that students released and sent (with prayers) to heaven. The school prayed using students and pictures of symbols to represent each bead of the rosary.
Along with the end-of-the-day school-wide prayer of the Hail Mary each day, another activity during the month included a large “Respect Life” poster contest. More than 100 fifth- to eighth-grade students participated in the contest.
Also during this month, the middle-school students attended a presentation by Jason Evert on the importance of chastity. The students gave him a standing ovation; it was a powerful and well-received presentation.
Red Ribbon Week was also observed at school, and it fit perfectly with the “Respect Life” theme as students were reminded to make good choices.