Learning is a continuous process. The old saying is: We learn something new every day. And even when we think we know it all there is more to learn.
We see that with our faith. The more we study and reflect upon our faith the deeper we go. Just like Apollos in Acts today, he was learned but there was still more to learn. Friends helped him and he became a great teacher.
The theme is to keep studying, keep learning. The Summer Read-A-Thon 2022 is developed for just that purpose for our youth. They need to keep developing their reading skills. Tracking what you have read is set up in two different ways. Keep track of the number of minutes. Or number of books read.
We have set up three straight forward programs children can sign up for at stjosephricelake.org. Look at the instructions and then determine what is best for your child. Everyone is different. Our goal is to help each child continue over the summer to develop their reading skills and abilities.
Document the minutes read, or books read. Tickets will be placed in a drawing. There will be one winner in each category. I list it as a bicycle, but they may want a skateboard or a snow board or something different. I am willing to negotiate.
By the way, this open to all our youth in our parish cluster. Grandparents get your grandchildren signed up and encourage their reading. Find ways to make reading fun. Go on a reading date. Just getting out in the fresh air in a local park is an ideal place to spend a few minutes reading. And read from a book.
Getting off the electronic devices will be a blessing. More information online and you can register there, too. Call the school office. Call Shannon for more information. Stop in at the cluster office to pick up information. What works best for you? Let’s do some reading this summer!
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen