To commemorate the canonization of our newest saint, students at ESCS hosted a prayer service dedicated to the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Through scripture readings and personal anecdotes, students reflected on the humility and grace with which Mother Teresa led her service-filled life. Together, students and faculty prayed a novena the “Mother Teresa way” … reciting aloud the Memorare nine times, then adding a tenth prayer in thanksgiving to God. Each child also received a Saint Teresa medal, blessed by our parish priests. Mother Teresa says, “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Her example inspires us to share God’s love with the world!
The athletics department is already in full swing, as the Girls Volleyball and Boys Baseball seasons get underway in August and September. But did you know that before every game we play … we PRAY?!? At the beginning of each game, students from both teams pause, join hands and pray together. Seventh grader Arianna Cortes, serving as one of the Student Council Commissioners of Religion this year, offered a special prayer before the volleyball season opener in Padua Hall. Win or lose, ESCS athletes always bring good sportsmanship, positive attitudes and fair competition to the playing field. Thanks to Coach Daily, Coach Wickett and the rest of our volunteer coaches for always leading by example. Have fun, athletes, and GO PATRIOTS!
Please be our guest and join us for an adventurous morning filled with story time, activities, crafts and songs. You can even borrow books from the Lending Library. Have fun with your child and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you.
Every Other Monday Starting in September 2017, Ages 0-5
How do Prayer Partners at ESCS begin praying and growing together? They PLAY together, of course!
Today, “play” was the way middle schoolers broke the ice with their new Prayer Partners in grades K-2. What better way to get to know someone than to cozy up with crayons and building blocks? Throughout the year, Prayer Partners will attend Mass together, spend time reflecting on upcoming sacraments and generally be support for one another. Prayer Partners learn, explore and inspire … together!
Did you know? Espiritu Santo offers both FREE VPK and Wrap-Around VPK!
VPK for 4-year olds is free (3-hour program), with a “wrap-around” tuition option available for a 4-hour program. That extra hour provides our littlest students access to Espiritu’s “Essential Classes” (Religion, Art, Spanish, Music & Media), that are not included in the state-funded VPK program. More options means more flexibility for parents … another reason why ESCS is the choice for so many families in Tampa Bay!