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Their Lenten Journey
Rachelle Garbarine

For four Thursday evenings in Lent Theology Educator Kim Dandurand is leading a Lenten reflection series that is part of the expanding opportunities for spiritual renewal Gibbons offers to parents. Over 20 Gibbons parents have registered for the Lenten classes, which have become an annual tradition to help participants prepare for Easter.

Pope Francis' theme for Lent 2018.

According to the description of the series, which began on March 1, parents will help each other not only to love Lent, but also how to go out into the world and live it. Asked to expound on that description Dandurand said: “I want this to be an experience, not a class.  I feel like I can learn as much from the people who attend as they can learn from me.  I want everyone to leave knowing that they can live Lent a little better next year than they did this year.”

Each of the classes will include prayer, PowerPoint presentation, music, group discussion, videos, hands-on activities, and hopefully some guest student appearances. “You never know,” she added.

The series is offered by the school's Theology Department and has been taught by different theology educators. This is the first year Mrs. Dandurand is teaching the series. She said she hopes through these classes “to meet new parents, be inspired by the faith of the people attending the classes and walk away knowing that I have a group of people that I can count on and turn to when I need help living my faith out loud, especially during Lent!”

The classes are being held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Room 113. The three remaining classes take place on March 8, 15, & 22.

Click here for more information and to register.