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Mar 162010
 

Fifth-graders Justin Wright and Mallory Obenauf watch as Carmen Moss removes a paper stone as part of a Lenten project at John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Davenport.

By Anne Marie Amacher

DAVENPORT — A large picture of the Risen Christ covered by paper stones will be unveiled by Holy Week as part of a Lenten project at John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Davenport.

Principal Chad Steimle said the project came about through a brainstorming session with staff in which several ideas were merged into the “Rolling the Stones Away” project. 

The effort got underway Ash Wednesday when each class came up with a goal. When they complete their goals, paper stones are rolled off the Risen Christ portrait.

“It might be a prayer goal, a fasting goal or (a goal) to give something up, or a giving goal. Some are a combination,” he said.

Students will finish the project March 24. Typically, Lenten projects go through Holy Week, but Steimle noted students will be on spring break.

“We hope to have the entire Risen Christ uncovered by break. We’re off to a good start.”

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