Reflection on Our Blessed Mother, Mary

“Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope.  To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.”

The …

Students Honor Mary with Flowers

Saint Joseph Catholic School honored the Blessed Mother in the annual May Crowning on May 12th. The second graders who celebrated their First Holy Communion this month were recognized by taking part in the processional. Two students from …

Reflections on Time Well Spent

Mrs. Anne Lyden is retiring from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School (SMM) after thirty-one years of teaching, counseling and being a witness of Christ. In 1986, Mrs. Lyden started as a third grade teacher, then worked as a fourth grade …

Easter – A 50-Day Season

A student’s video captures what the 50 days of Easter are all about. The video was written and produced by Katharine, an 7th grade student at Resurrection Catholic School, Lakeland.

Beloved Priest is Called Home

On Easter Monday, Father Domingo Gonzalez of Resurrection Catholic Church went home to be with God. He led most of the weekly school Masses and had a special relationship with the students at our parish school. I spoke with middle …

Crowning of Mary Inaugurates Month of May

On Monday, May 1, St. Paul Catholic School in Leesburg started the month of May with the crowning of the Blessed Mother. The students placed the crown of blossoms upon the head of a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. …

Students Help Sort Food for the Poor

During Catholic Schools Week this year, Student Service Council members went to Agape Food Bank in North Lakeland to help sort food for distribution to those in need. The surreal experience prompted principal, Mrs. Tammi Haas, to allow the entire …

Parishioners Reflect on Lenten Practices

Lent is an important part of our Catholic faith and an important time of the year. In speaking to some members of Resurrection Catholic Parish in Lakeland, they shared how they recognize the Lenten season and inspire others to take …