8th Grade News!
September 29, 2000
The 8th grade boys went to Don Bosco.
The 8th grade girls went to Mary Help.
September 29, 2000
The 8th grade went to Glenwood for apple picking. It was so much fun.
November 11, 2000
High School Entrance Exam
The 8th grade went to a highschool of their choice to take the highschool entrance exam.
December 19, 2000
A Day in New York
The 8th grade went to New York to see the Lion King, to have dinner, to the Museum of Modern Art and to see the Christmas Tree.
February 3, 2001
The 8th grade received their graduation ring.
March 27 to April 4
Terra Nova Test
The 8th grade takes the Terra Nova Test.
The 8th grade is currently working on their year book.
The 8th grade is going on a field trip to Rocking Horse Ranch on May 30th.
May 31, 2001
Retreat to Don Bosco Retreat Center, Conference-Youth Center 174 Filors Lane StonyPoint, NY 10980-2645.
Baccaluriate Mass June 6th
Dinner Dance June 7, 2001.
Graduation June 8, 2001 @ 7 p.m.
Lent formally ends with the beginning of the TRIDUUM...Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.
What Do Easter Eggs Symbolize?
Eggs were used as a symbol of new life for centuries before Christians came on the scene, and were quickly adopted as obvious symbols of the resurrection. The egg does look tomb-like, and we watch with awe as new life emerges from it. Decorating eggs and giving them as gifts also goes back to the pre-Christian cultures; the favored color was red. For Christians this was a wonderful color to mark the Passion of Jesus. To this day, many beautifully decorated eggs of Eastern Europe are red. "The gift of an egg is a gift of prayer," we learn from medieval manuscripts. The "prayer" was often the acclamation, "Christ is risen, alleluia!" said when eggs were exchanged and often written on the eggs as well. When coloring eggs, be sure to dye some RED and don't forget the message!
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