SUMMER BIBLE SCHOOL TOOK PLACE AUGUST 15TH-19TH AT THE ST. AUSTIN CAMPUS OF THE PARISH COMMUNITY OF ST. BRIDGET.
TWENTY SEVEN CHILDREN PARTICIPATED, WITH A TOTAL OF 12 ADULT AND YOUTH LEADERS. FAITH, FUN, AND FOOD WERE ENJOYED BY ALL!

 

OUR THEME THIS YEAR WAS VBS INTERNATIONAL. A DIFFERENT SPEAKER EACH DAY, WHO INTRODUCED US TO A COUNTRY AND SPECIAL STORY OF A PERSON OF FAITH FROM THAT COUNTRY.
THE COUNTRIES PRESENTED WERE : TOGO, MEXICO, ISRAEL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, AND OUR HOMELAND USA.

 

THE, SONGS, GAMES, SNACKS AND CRAFTS TIED INTO  THE COUNTRY OF THE DAY.   EACH DAY WE ALSO TIED IN THE OLYMPICS THAT WERE BEING HELD IN RIO, AND HEARD ALITTLE ABOUT THE ATHLETES FROM THE COUNTRY OF THE DAY.

 

ONE OF THE FOCUSES FOR THE WEEK  WAS THE ATTRIBUTES OF SAINTS AND ATHLETES. THE FACT THAT ANYTHING WORTHY ATTAINING TAKES HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION!  IT ISN’T EASYTO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS, BUT IT IS WORTH WHILE AND SOMETHING WE NEED TO STRIVE FOR EVERY DAY, THE BENEFITS ARE  ETERNAL !!!!!!!!

 

EACH YEAR OUR CHILDREN MAKE SOMETHING TO GIVE TO PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS YEAR THEY MADE BEADED GARLANDS THAT WERE WRAPPED AROUND PRETTY GLASS VASES. ATTACHED TO THE GARLAND WAS A CROSS AND A SCRIPTURE MESSAGE OF JOY, HOPE, OR PEACE.
THEY WILL BE GIVEN TO PATIENTS AT ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL IN ST. PAUL SOME TIME SOON.