Family Faith Fair to mark Catholic Schools Week

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RUMFORD — To celebrate Maine Catholic Schools Week, the staff at Holy Savior School wanted to find a way to celebrate the fact that faith starts at home. From those discussions, the first-ever Family Faith Fair was created. The fair is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the church hall at St. Athanasius & St. John Parish, 126 Maine Ave.

The fair will feature exhibits from each family with a student at the school. The themes include Bible stories, saints, music and prayer. Each family will complete a unique display, video or presentation in one of the categories.

“The Family Faith Fair is a chance for each family to exhibit what they value through creative means,” said Barbara Pelletier, principal at Holy Savior. “One family is making fish chowder and bread for ‘Two Fish & Five Loaves.’ Another is making an animated video about Noah’s ark. One family will have a student play on the guitar to a PowerPoint presentation they created.”

The Holy Savior students will also participate in a service day on Wednesday, Jan. 30, completing an array of service projects for the community, including the assembly and delivery of baskets of goods to nursing homes and a senior citizens apartment complex, cleaning the church and filling the shelves at the local food pantry with food items collected year-round at the school.

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“It is important for the children to understand that there are people in the community who are less fortunate than they are,” said Pelletier. “Jesus was a giving person and it is important for us to follow in his footsteps. The children do enjoy these projects and a lot of them use their own money to buy their donations for the food pantry.”

For more information contact Barbara Pelletier at (207) 364-2528.

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