Catholic School, Latino Family Traditions

Ash Wednesday and Lent, Memories of Catholic School

  Today is Ash Wednesday, a Catholic tradition that marks the start of the Lenten season. Or to us Catholic school kids, who'll never forget, it's time to give up something for 40 days to remind us of sacrifice. Everyone strolled around the neighborhood with their ash crosses on their forehead, a mark of a… Continue reading Ash Wednesday and Lent, Memories of Catholic School


Catholic School and JFK

When I passed by the firehouse this morning the flag was at half-staff. The breeze waved memories of JFK and my childhood back into view. My uncles and aunts had just arrived for the Thanksgiving holiday the night of November 21, 1963. I, along with my brother and two sisters were at grammar school. The… Continue reading Catholic School and JFK