This year, both Aidan and Gabrielle could put Vacation Bible School on their summer bucket lists. Since Gabrielle will be starting kindergarten in August, she was part of the "Pre-K" group this summer.
We revisited the "Marketplace" theme from last year, and the coordinators came up with some really great projects, activities, and teachable moments for our kids. We focused on the Sacraments and on the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. On the first day, we released red balloons as visual symbols of how God works in our lives -- we never quite know where He may be leading us, or the path we'll take to get there.
And Liam found plenty of ways to occupy himself, too.
The kids also made at least one craft each day. The varieties were seemingly endless, and their works of art will be treasured reminders of VBS for years to come. They made Marian terrariums/gardens and stained glass candle holders
and a beautiful mosiac cross out of tile:
Five mornings later, a good time was had by all, a solid foundation of religious education was laid, and potentially lasting friendships were created. Thank you, Our Lady of Lourdes parish, for supporting such a worthy activity for our kids! Check our church's new website for more VBS pictures: www.ourladyoflourdesrcc.org