Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
On Wednesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. the students of St. John Vianney School, led by CHAMPS (the student council) prayed The Stations of the Cross while dramatizing each station. Seventh and Eighth grade students took on the role of Jesus, Mary, Veronica, Simon, Judas and Roman soldiers in dress and demeanor. Each station was acted, then the actors froze in place while the prayer of each station was meditated. This was a unique opportunity for our students to experience and learn the significance and meaning of each station.
Throughout the week, the SJV students have been involved throughout the church's observance of Holy Week as altar servers, instrumentalists, ushers and choir members.
Here's a schedule of the remaining Holy Week masses:
Thursday, March 20, 2008 -- Mass of the Lord's Supper
8:30am Morning Prayer, 7:00pm
Friday, March 21, 2008 -- Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
7:00am Morning Prayer, 12:30pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion
Saturday, March 22, 2008 Easter Vigil
8:00am Morning Prayer, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 23, 2008 Easter Sunday
7:30am, 9:30am, 11:00am (Please note: there will be no 5:00pm Mass on Easter Sunday)
A note about Easter Vigil: Father Hartmann is encouraging all to attend the East Vigil celebration this year. He is aware that the reputation of this mass is that it starts late and lasts forever. However, since there are fewer adult sacraments to be celebrated and since Easter is so early on the calendar, sunset (which dicates the start time for the vigil mass) is also earlier than usual. So, this is a wonderful opportunity to try attending the Easter Vigil mass for the first time: it starts earlier and will likely be shorter than in other years.