Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

St. Peter Chanel Teen Group Raises Lenten Awareness

Published December 3, 2005

Members of the 10:30 a.m. teen group at St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell, began their Lenten journey in a personal way. In a class led by teacher Cathy Marbury, the teenagers used arts and crafts to raise awareness of historical and Christian dates during Lent. They created crosses bound by gold wire, sand art depicting Scripture scenes, bracelets noting the special days within the Lenten season, and pottery with specially colored beads. A question-and-answer session preceded the hands-on learning experience. Many of the attendees learned new information about Catholic Lenten practices and then used that knowledge to create art objects to decorate their rooms or make jewelry. These items will remind the teens of their walk with Jesus during his Passion, death and resurrection.