Published March 1, 2007
First-graders at Queen of Angels School depicting animals on Noah’s Ark helped bring to life how important it is always to obey God’s directions. The skit by the children took place when the archbishop made his annual visit to their school Feb. 15. The mock animals wore masks made in art class. The skit showed how Noah’s Ark only works if Noah follows God’s plans.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory spoke to the children about Lent when he celebrated Mass for them, telling them that it’s a time to think about how they live their lives, not just a time to give something up. After Communion, the children performed the skit, entitled “No One’s Ark.” Student council class representatives also assisted in various liturgical roles at the Mass, which was planned by Rhetta Ascari, school religion coordinator.
Adjacent to St. Peter Chanel Church, Queen of Angels is a regional Catholic school of 504 students, where Kathryn Wood is principal. Pastor Father Frank McNamee concelebrated the Mass in the parish church with the archbishop for the schoolchildren, parents, faculty and parishioners.