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St. John’s first graders write letter to Pope Francis

The first grade class of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glenwood City ended their year of Faith Formation Classes by writing letters to Pope Francis.

The Pope has declared 2016 as the Year of Mercy.

The children of St. John’s Parish participated in events throughout the year that would demonstrate their compassion and mercy for others. Blessing Bag items were donated and then assembled into gallon size zip lock bags and were donated to an organization in Hudson called “Starts with Socks” to be distributed to homeless individuals and families. Of course socks were one of the Blessing Bag items! A canned food drive for a local food pantry and RiceBowls.org, Fill Bowls Fight Hunger, were two other projects also conducted by the Faith Formation Program.

The children were also told they could ask any questions that they wanted of Pope Francis.

Here are a few of their questions: “How often do you pray?”, “Why do people kill other people?”, “How can I get people to pray?”, “When did people start praying to God?”, and many other great questions!

The students are anxiously awaiting a response from his Holiness Pope Francis.

The class was taught by Karry Motz and Charlotte Heimer.