Vacation Bible School

VBS was the Best!
Over 225 children joined in the faith filled fun by participating in bible based activities as we learned about Daniel living in captivity in Babylon.

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 entrance to Babylon, with our 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 continuing efforts to create a memorable experience with their settings, this year a Babylon Marketplace with bazaar stalls, and Daniel’s Captivity in Babylon drama station. Please scroll below to see the 2018 Photo Montage of this happy week, created by Bob and Sheila Cowling!

Our volunteers are the very best!!

Dear Parents and VBS Campers,
 I want to thank you for all the support you provided to the VBS Mission as we supported the St. Isidore Project. Over the course of VBS week, we collected an impressive 1,215lbs of fresh produce. All the produce, which was donated to the Catholic Charities food pantry in Leesburg, will go directly to the poor and needy of our local community.
 Hunger is a problem, even in our affluent Loudoun County, and the food that we collected was just a drop in the bucket of the actual need. The St Isidore Project hopes to provide the Leesburg food pantry with another 1,500lbs of food by the end of the summer. If you have a home garden and lots of extra produce you can donate it to the St Isidore Project. To learn how to donate it, please contact me at j.blankenship@saintfrancisparish.org.
 Thanks again for your participation in this years VBS Mission. The Lord will reward you for your generosity.
James Blankenship

Please click below for a Photo Montage of our VBS week!!!
Vacation Bible School 2018Final

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