Vacation Bible School a Success
St John's Cave Quest VBS a Success
My personal gratitude to Lynn Fox (Individual Education Coordinator in the Faith Formation Office) and Ellyn Urso (our former Youth Minister) for directing the program. Their leadership and hard work in obtaining materials, overseeing the organizational details, and recruiting volunteers, as well as their unwavering commitment to making this endeavor a success, are sincerely appreciated. Much thanks also to Erin Tryka for her work with the Celebration Team in Music and to Laurie Captain, Leah May, Lynne Menzies, and Aleah Trimm for their leadership roles at the various grade levels. Also, much gratitude to Mary Lou May (Snacks); Andrea King and Carla Tobin (Imagination Station); Phyllis Wojnowski and Cassie Kubiak (Storytelling); Julie Sentz (KidVid); Seminarian Cole Webster (Games); Ann Hackett (Photography); Delphine Leaderstorf and Debbie Pirog (Office Support), and all those who helped out in any way ... adults and teenagers alike ... your enthusiastic excitement and untiring efforts were invaluable. Of course, a very special Thank You to the children (and their parents) who participated; without you, this beautiful week would not have happened!
Above all, we thank God for the blessings of this inspiring event at our parish, and we ask God to continue to lead and guide us in ways that are for His greater glory and beneficial to our salvation. May we always be especially attentive to sharing the teachings and love of Jesus with our young people.
---Fr. Jim Ciupek