Sunday, May 13, 2012

Relay For Life

Friday, May 11 I joined many from our parish staff and parish choir for the Walk for Relay For Life. I had done the Relay many times in Mississippi. There were so many of our parishioners taking part in the Relay. The Sierra Vista Relay For Life raises more money for the American Cancer Society than the one annually held in Phoenix.

Our Lady of the Mountains Parish Staff at the Relay

 Candles in bags lit for those who died from cancer.

Pink for Cancer-Everyone gets involved!
 Hugging one of our school parents who is a cancer survivor.

Sierra Vista Fire Dept. took part in the Relay. Last week's School Canyon Fire is put out. 


Saturday was a busy day at our parish. The 2nd and 3rd graders from our school received their First Holy Communion. Children and parents were super excited and everyone was dressed up.

 Hannah wore her grandmother's First Communion dress. My veil for 1st Communion looked exactly like that. A proud little granddaughter!

Anxious children ready to process in.

Santa Cruzan Novena

The day is not done. After singing at the 5:00pm Mass I joined the Filipino members of our choir over at St.Andrew the Apostle Church in the city, for the novena of Santa Cruzan. The novena is for when St. Helen of Troy found the three crosses and in particular the one Jesus died on.

Members of the FilAm Club of Sierra Vista processed into church for their 5:00pm Mass and sang songs for Mass in their native language of Tagala. After Mass a Filipino buffet was held in Kino Hall, (the parish's hall). The Filipino ladies danced several numbers for us in their beautiful costumes.

The teenagers and men got involved by dancing their native dance of "tinnikling" with the bamboo sticks. No one had their feet pinched.

A busy weekend and now on to the last full week of school and The Last Blast on Tuesday- a tradition at All Saints Catholic School.

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