iSpy: Bible School is named for "Saint" Kateri
Irondequoit’s Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha parish, consisting of five Roman Catholic churches with three worship sites, held its first Vacation Bible School under its new name, St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish, last week at the Christ the King site, 445 Kings Highway South. Blessed Kateri is scheduled to be canonized in Rome Oct. 22.
The Vacation Bible School theme last week was Adventure on Promised Island: Where kids learn about God's lifesaving love!”
About 90 children from ages 4 through sixth grade participated along with 45 teen and adult volunteers. They rotated through playground, art, snack and music stations, said organizer Mary Ann Obark, director of faith formation for the parish. Lessons at each of the stations focused on a different Bible story each day. "Everything is tied to God's promise — to be with us, to care for us, to save us," Obark said. The closing prayer service for the Bible school was last Friday, July 13. The parish will also have a second vacation Bible school, using the St. Margaret Mary Church model, July 30 to Aug. 3, also at the Christ the King site.