Prayer Beads for Newtown, CT

Even though it is the middle of the academic year, it feels like a new start as everyone returns to school!  With this fresh start, let me introduce you to the Crusader Moments blog.  We hope to highlight special moments, achievements and successes seen throughout the Cathedral community.  My name is Teri Durbin and I am a member of the parent ambassador group and your resident blogger.  My daughter is a junior at Cathedral and it has been an amazing community for her (and for us as parents) - to watch her be challenged, grow in confidence, enjoy success in so many ways is very rewarding.  We know the Cathedral community is a special place from our experience - and I hope to share some of the things that make it special through this blog.

Madison Honer, Tom Hawkins, Hannah Skochenski, Lexi Weisser

I recently learned about an activity held just before Christmas by Ms. Kayla Blommer who is an 8th grade English teacher at Cathedral.  Following the tragedy in Connecticut, the students in her class wanted to find a way to remember the victims in prayer each day.  They selected a name and created a prayer bead chain with the person's initials on it.  They then attached these to their backpacks or computer bags as a daily reminder to pray for that person and their family.  What a great way to celebrate our faith and send prayers to those in need!

(Students pictured:  Madison Honer, Tom Hawkins, Hannah Skochenski, Lexi Weisser.)

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