Pope Benedict XVI recommended that children be taught to appreciate spending time in the presence of the Eucharist as part of their preparation for First Communion. Likewise, Pope Francis has used Matthew’s verse, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them; for it is such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” (Mt 19:14) to promote having children attend Eucharistic Adoration.
The first week of each month, our students attend Eucharistic Adoration. Of course, this year is a bit different, so last week students watched a video that explained what Adoration is and why it is important for the faithful to adore the Blessed Sacrament. Then, today students from each grade level went to the Chapel for adoration for children. Adoration prayer can be done in several ways: Meditative Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, and silent conversation with Jesus are common practices, as is saying the rosary. But Eucharistic adoration can also be as simple as just sitting and soaking up God’s love in the presence of Jesus.
Assumption’s mission statement identifies the importance of faith and faithful action:
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary School,
united in Christ and guided by the spirit of our Blessed Mother,
is rooted in the Gospel message of love and acceptance.
In educating the whole person, "Mind, Body, and Spirit"
we transform each student through the power of faith and knowledge,
inspiring each to bring Christ to the world.
Our school’s first purpose is transforming each student through the power of faith and inspiring each student to begin Christ to the world.
How do we bring about this transformation? Our focus is on having our students experience a strong, faith based Catholic curricular education.