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LINCOLN (SNR) - St. Teresa School in Lincoln marked the beginning of the Year of Mercy in its own way Dec. 9, with its own Holy Doors.
After the 8:15 a.m. daily Mass Dec. 9, a Eucharistic procession was held. The student body and visitors attending the Mass joined in the Eucharistic procession to the school gymnasium.
Pastor Msgr. Joseph Nemec blessed the school’s “holy door” and then those present processed through the doors and to their classrooms to begin the day.
Sister Anne Joelle, C.K., principal, said that as part of the school’s strategic plan, the staff of St. Teresa School plans goals in “Faith, Academics and Community.”
“Our faith goal is to foster a school community of mercy and positivity in honor of the Year of Mercy,” she said. A small committee prepared ways to bring this to the students, which included creating our own “holy doors,” monthly lessons on forgiveness, lessons on confession preparation using elements of mercy based on the Bull, praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and speakers on mercy. Our ‘holy doors’ are modeled after the Holy Door in Rome.
St. Teresa School, which opened in September 1930, serves 286 preschool through eighth grade students.