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Holy Spirit School in Annandale holds first Lenten retreat


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Students (from left) Alexandra Malone, Lexy Khuu, Bryan Bohan and Michael Parker of Holy Spirit School in Annandale participate in a group exercise to better understand the concept of “yoking ourselves to God” during the school’s first Lenten retreat last month.

Last month, the middle school students of Holy Spirit School in Annandale came together for a day of prayer and fellowship for their first Lenten retreat, “Let Go, Let God.” The event was filled with guest speakers, reflection time and fun activities. 

Students and teachers listened to Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist Anna Rose Kalinowski, the school bookkeeper, speak about “yoking ourselves to God” and reflecting on what that means for Catholics — especially during Lent. 

Other speakers included Lambie Renner, coordinator of Holy Spirit Church middle school youth ministry, who focused on the joy of knowing that Jesus died “not for all of us, but for each of us.” 

The day culminated at the church with students and teachers participating in adoration, Benediction and Mary’s Stations of the Cross with Fr. John O’Donohue, pastor. 

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017