St. Croix Catholic School in Stillwater holds its second annual day-long “Faith Rally” Thursday as part of the school’s Catholic Schools Week activities.
All SCCS students in kindergarten through eighth grade are brought together to share in the love of Christ beginning with a 9 a.m. Mass. The rest of the day focuses on growing in love and faith as a school community through prayer and activities.
School faculty, staff, students and parents are preparing for Thursday’s event.
“This is a tremendous effort by all,” said SCCS principal Sister Mary Juliana, O.P.
The Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia is no stranger to the concept of Faith Rallies and has organized them at other schools.
“This is a day where Christ is the center,” she said. “For some children and their families, it is a day of conversion. I have seen hearts change and prayers answered as a result of a Faith Rally.”
During the rally, students attend Mass, sing, participate in service projects and perform skits and demonstrate a living rosary. Continuous prayer for the children and their families has been ongoing and numerous religious orders have been called upon by letter to pray for the success of this day. The school has received many responses assuring the student body will be in their prayers.
Another unique part of the Faith Rally is the opportunity for parents to be a witness with their child throughout the day. All parents are invited to spend all or part of the day participating.
Eighth-grade students will serve as spiritual heads of each family for the day allowing their leadership skills to shine.