Students from Catholic schools in Markham recently attended a Vatican-commissioned photography exhibit at St. Patrick's Parish. The exhibit, which will travel to other GTA parishes, was themed on Eucharistic miracles.
Members from St. Patrick's Parish, led by Father Dominic Barber, spent four days working with students and guiding them through the display. The students also made crafts, reflected on the miracles of the Eucharist and participated in a solemn Mass held on the final day of the project, which was held on the feast day for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
"The children were very attentive and engaged in the activities," said Father Dominic. "They experienced some very graced moments with Jesus in the Eucharist when we exposed the Blessed Sacrament for a few minutes to conclude each session we had together. While they were visiting with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament they each wrote a prayer. These prayers were all offered up at the Mass. They were really incredibly beautiful, heartfelt prayers directed to Jesus."
Father Dominic thanked Nancy Di Nardo, Superintendent of Education, and Patricia Preston, Director of Education for the support and partnership the parish has with the local Catholic schools.
Markham schools involved in this initiative included:St. Patrick CES, St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES, San Lorenzo Ruiz CES, Sir Richard W. Scott CES, St. Edward CES, St. Joseph CES, and St. Julia Billiart CES.