Our Holy Father Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of MERCY to begin December 8, 2015 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and end November 20, 2016 (Feast of Christ the King). In the words of Pope Francis: Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.
Our faith is like a house. We build our junior kindergarten, senior kindergarten and grade 1 through grade 4 house of faith on a strong foundation; one that requires us to be diligent in our practices, as Christians, to weather all storms. The foundation of our faith is the Word of God and we cannot build a great faith life without God's guidance and loving care.
St. Gregory the Great, a music lover and patron saint of teachers, was pope from 590-604 A.D. He is a Doctor of the Church and Gregorian chant (plainchant), the traditional chant of the Catholic Church, takes its name from him.
"Lent is a time of grace, a time to convert and live out our baptism fully." (Pope Francis)