Valle Catholic School celebrated Grandparents Day on Wednesday, with an 8 a.m. Mass attended by PreK-12 students and their grandparents.
Grandparents and their grandchildren filled all the liturgical roles:
Commentators Lexi Gielow with Grandma Martha
Readers Alissa Grass with Grandma Gail
Cannon Wolk with Grandpa Robert
Gift bearers were Gavyn Joggerst and Grandpa Felix. Servers were Nick and Jacob Friend with Grandpa Tom.
These students and grandparents assisted Celebrant Father Dennis Schmidt and Deacon John Meere. Eucharistic Ministers were Grandparents Mary Jean Hoog, Rowena Wehner, and Charles Marzuco. Lynn Terry and Al Keiser led the congregation with music.
The Mass was followed by classroom visits and light refreshments.
Various activities went on during the visits such as working on family trees, puzzles, interviews, and other projects.
Some grandparents shared stories about when they were in school and talked about all the wonderful blessings that come with having grandchildren.
Thank you, grandparents. You are a blessing in our lives.