April 10, 2020

Chalk it up to perseverance

Bailey Freese and other members of the eighth-grade class of St. Luke School in Indianapolis decorate the sidewalk around the parish church on April 5, Palm Sunday. The school’s eighth-grade class traditionally presents a Passion play for the parish and school during Holy Week. The event was not possible this year due to safe-distance guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak. So the classmates—remaining six or more feet apart—participated in a chalk art project on the sidewalks around the church on Palm Sunday morning, writing Scripture passages, encouraging messages and pictures. Parishioners and school families were invited on Palm Sunday afternoon to view the art as well as outdoor Stations of the Cross by car or by walking while maintaining safe distance. An e-mail about the project sent by the Eighth-Grade Room Parent Team to class parents stated, “This is a great way for the Class of 2020 to do our part to help our parish members to connect with St. Luke until we are able to worship together again.” (Photo by Natalie Hoefer) Bailey Freese and other members of the eighth-grade class of St. Luke School in Indianapolis decorate the sidewalk around the parish church on April 5, Palm Sunday. The school’s eighth-grade class traditionally presents a Passion play for the parish and school during Holy Week.

The event was not possible this year due to safe-distance guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak. So the classmates—remaining six or more feet apart—participated in a chalk art project on the sidewalks around the church on Palm Sunday morning, writing Scripture passages, encouraging messages and pictures. Parishioners and school families were invited on Palm Sunday afternoon to view the art as well as outdoor Stations of the Cross by car or by walking while maintaining safe distance.

An e-mail about the project sent by the Eighth-Grade Room Parent Team to class parents stated, “This is a great way for the Class of 2020 to do our part to help our parish members to connect with St. Luke until we are able to worship together again.”

(Photo by Natalie Hoefer; Click the image to see a larger version)

 

 

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