On Thursday morning, October 2nd, staff, students and parents gathered in the gym of St. Olivier School for Thanksgiving Mass.
Father Antony Pangan led the gathering through the mass and Eucharist celebration.
Through prayer, song and scripture those present gained a clearer understanding of Thanksgiving.
Father Pangan spoke on the celebration of Thanksgiving and how the Eucharist celebration is part of the larger Thanksgiving celebration. Students were asked some of the reasons they had to give thanks and answers varied from the harvest to being back to school with all their friends.
October 2nd was also the feast of Holy Guardian Angels which led to a discussion on the perception of angels as winged protectors. They watch over the vulnerable and whisper in the ears hearts and minds of those who are willing to listen.
After the sermon, the Grade 5 class shared some prayers and then all who were present were invited to share in the passing of the peace. Each student then had the opportunity to partake of the Eucharist or receive a blessing from Father Pangan.
Following the service of Thanksgiving the staff, students and parents made their way to the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church basement where they enjoyed a potluck lunch before returning to school.