First grade spreads joy to elderly residents

The first grade students at Saint Joseph Catholic School, Palm Bay, displayed kindness and compassion while evangelizing to the residents of the Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. The students sang and performed in hopes the residents watching would find God in their lives.

The students went to “care for the sick,” one of the corporal works of mercy. And the first graders exemplified that kindness when they visited the rehabilitation center. They shared the loving power of God and evangelized the good news through acting and singing songs.

The first graders recreated the paschal mystery of Christ in the form of a play. As one delightful student, Archer, stated, “I was happy to know I taught them God has risen.” His response reflected the kindness and thoughtfulness of the first graders. The first grade took pride in their faith as they evangelized the good news of Christ.

Wanting to spread love and happiness to the residents, they handed out bookmarks. Emphasizing the kindhearted spirit of the students, Ayva, a caring first grader, expressed, “My favorite part was handing out the bookmarks and seeing how happy everyone was.” All who attended their performance could see the joy the first grade gave to the residents.

The incredible performance and inspirational songs affected everyone who attended.

Article written by Elizabeth and Bailey, both eighth grade students at Saint Joseph Catholic School, Palm Bay.
Photo taken by Elizabeth.

March, 2018