August 7, 2010
Saint Mary Cathedral had a record number of students and volunteers showing up for VBS. This year, thanks to Lucy Trainor, we chose a VBS curriculum made by Catholics for Catholics. Unlike previous VBS curriculums that are Protestant and are made Catholic by simply changing a few words; this VBS was truly Catholic.
Congratulations to Bob Baker who has coordinated the children activities and skits for many years; Louise Porfirio, who has been the crafts coordinator for 8 years; Barnaby Miles, who led the children in traditional Catholic music; and the women who coordinated and made snacks every day. Blessings to Russ, Gaby, Kristen, James, Alex, and Amanda who did all the acting using real costumes from the store called Lucy in Disguise.
Each day we were able to unveil a new painting related to the theme of the day thanks to professional artist John Cobb. Special thanks to Frank Fuentes, who built a stage for this special occasion. Next year's VBS will be July 11-15, 2011.
Finally, we have a real movie maker in Stephanie Arino, who made a 10-minute DVD clip of VBS. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
and you may see the clip by going to http://gloria.tv/?media=91174