Vacation Bible School
200 children joined in the faith filled fun by participating in bible based activities as we learned about Paul’s dangerous travels to tell the truth to the people. The children sang songs and learned bible verses that taught them that God is with us through good and bad times! A daily morality play was acted out each, teaching the bible lesson. The church time was filled with the Adoration, the rosary, and other Catholic devotionals and lessons. Themed snacks were served. Fun games were played and crafts were made. We talked about God Sightings and built the aquaduct with God Sighting Stones.
The VBS mission this year brought in fresh vegetables that were delivered daily to Catholic Charities in Leesburg. The children learned that many of the poor in Loudoun County do not know where their next meal is coming from, and that we can follow Christ’s command to feed his sheep.
We are very grateful to ALL of our youth and adult volunteers who worked tirelessly for months in advance to make each day a success and tons of fun for the kids. We truly could not have such a successful week without the dedication of our volunteers: 25 adults and over 100 youth volunteers!
We especially thank Sheila Cowling and Cheryl Rider for their remarkable yearly efforts to create a memorable experience with their creative settings.
We have exceptional volunteers at St. Francis de Sales!
We want to specially thank the Knights of Columbus for their generous financial support. The Knights provided funding to offset the cost of the t-shirts for the huge number of volunteers and campers. Because of their support, we are able to keep the VBS cost affordable for even large families. Thank you men for being great witnesses of Christian charity!