A Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

Seventh grade students from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Altamonte Springs set out on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Friday, February 8. They went to learn more …

A Personal Reflection on the “Our Father”

When you pray the “Our Father”, do you understand what each phrase of the prayer really means? In the seventh grade religion class at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Altamonte Springs, we have been analyzing and reflecting on what …

Young saints

Attending Mass each week is one of the blessings of attending a Catholic school. At Resurrection Catholic School in Lakeland, seventh graders teach second grade “Mass buddies” about the saints. Recently, Resurrection’s middle school theology teacher, Mrs. Marie Clark, assigned …

Teens serve the community

Almost a year ago, 100 Teens Who Care Lakeland was introduced to the Lakeland community. The teens’ mission is to come together to raise money for local charities. At the beginning of each meeting, every member gives $10 to the …

Catholic Social Teaching and Fair Trade

Students from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs, walked into the Parish Life Center and saw beautiful displays of delicious chocolate and coffee, colorful woven bags, intricate handmade pottery, wooden artifacts, and much more. It was the final step …

Sharing the Wealth of Books

Imagine a world where there are no books and no magical lands to explore. The first-graders at St. Joseph Catholic School in Winter Haven discovered that some towns in Africa do not have libraries or access to books. They decided …

STEM project proves IncrEdible

Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, so what better way to protect this temple than to eat healthy early on in life? This past March, a group of sixth-graders from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Altamonte Springs …

St. Francis’ Feast Day Honored with Blessings and Science

Middle school students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Winter Haven kicked off their STREAM project with Father Rony Parakkal, S.D.V. blessing pets in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi’s feast day. Many different pets were blessed including dogs, a …

Honoring grandparents

On September 7, grandparents of all students attending Saint Joseph Church and School community in Palm Bay, Florida, celebrated Mass followed by a breakfast. This annual event welcomes grandparents as they join their grandchildren in the parish hall for a …

New priests share greeting of “Jesus, Mary and Joseph”

The greeting heard all throughout the St. Joseph community in Winter Haven is “Jesus, Mary and Joseph”.  These faithful words were brought to the parish and school by our new pastor, Father Jimson Varghese, S.D.V., and Father Rony Parakkal Rappai, …