After the success of last year‘s Stations of the Cross activity, this year we went bigger!
For a long time now, one of our Sunday School teachers has been wanting to have a retreat or an activity that involved all the students, from the youngest in pre-K to those in high school. However, it has been difficult trying to find the right activity that would engage such diverse age groups, and would have them truly interact with those in different classes.
The solution we came up with together was to kind of recycle the idea I had last year of having students paint each of the Stations of the Cross. Like last year, Youth Leader and resident artist Eugene Moon would educate the high school students on each Station’s background and content, but this year, the students would only begin outlining their artworks. This year, the younger students would finish off the pieces by coloring and collaborating.
And afterwards, just like last year, we were able to experience the Stations of the Cross together, sitting in the MPR with all students and counselors (and even parents!) and have a very special time looking and meditating upon each artwork in turn. It was a very intimate and meaningful way to pray the Stations of the Cross this lenten season.
Thanks again to Eugene Moon, and to Veronica Kim (the Sunday School teacher in question, and who also took the above photo!). You can see photos of the event and the final paintings HERE.