Jesus goes to the Festival of Trees (Thanks to Grace Preschoolers)!

A fun event here in the Quad-Cities is our Festival of Trees. Everybody looks forward to it … but not everybody creates a tree. We Grace Preschoolers did, though!!

We glued popsicle sticks into triangles to make the ornaments. Some were painted and sequined to look like Christmas trees. Some were painted and decorated with wiggly eyes and red buttons to become Rudolf the Reindeer. We loved those! Continue Reading

Grace Celebrates Veterans Day

Grace Academy celebrates Veterans Day every year. We start around the flag pole with the presentation of the colors by the Mexican American Veterans Association.Taps is played, the National Anthem is sung.

At Mass this year, Fr. Greg gave a beautiful homily thanking the vets for their service and presenting them with a small gift. After Mass, the older students listened to a speaker talk about Hero Street, and enjoyed refreshments with the vets. Continue Reading