GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Students, teachers and parents of St. Paul on the Lake School in Grosse Pointe Farms kicked off the new school year in a holy way Sept. 8, lifting Jesus for all to see.
Following the first all-school Mass of the academic year, the school community participated in a Eucharistic procession around the parish and school campus on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, singing hymns and lifting prayers.
The procession also commemorates the parish year of the National Eucharistic Revival, which will culminate in a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in July 2024, said Anne Graves, evangelization coordinator for St. Paul on the Lake.
The idea for the procession is about "allowing Jesus’ Presence to lead the way to a great school year; keeping our eyes fixed on Our Savior," Graves told Detroit Catholic. After the procession, the school community gathered to celebrate the Blessed Mother's birthday. Throughout the school year, the parish and school are planning several other Eucharistic opportunities, Graves added.
(Photos courtesy of St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School)