Hello ODS/St. Ann’s, our VBS 2019, Tracking Mary: Mysteries and Messages was a great success thanks to you all!!
We had over 70 registered kids (Grades Pre-K through 6th), and over 30 volunteers ages 12 and up. The program took our kids to France, Portugal, Mexico, Ireland and Tifton. We discovered how Mary brings us closer to Jesus through the power of the Rosary. We learned more about Our Lady of Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe and Knock. The program offered dinner, music, Faith and Bible activities, creative crafts, games, and on the last day, we celebrated with Mass, balloons, bounce houses and a water slide.
It was a great experience to see so many people from our communities participating in this year’s VBS. Our Parish organizations (Juan XXIII, Grupo de Oracion, The Council of Catholic Women, The Knights of Columbus, and Grupo Guadalupano) donated dinner every day. Others donated towards the cost of the materials. Many of our teenagers came out to support the younger youth. Our adult volunteers were present as always. Our Pastor, Father Peter, was very supportive of the program. There is definitely a great future in our parishes as long as we keep working together to lead our youth Closer to Christ!
God Bless you always,
Juan C. and Marisol Gaytan