HERMANSVILLE - St. John Neumann Parish Vacation Bible School was conducted the week of July 16-20. A total of 34 youth signed up for the school. Three gracious nuns from the order of Franciscan Sisters of Charity in Manitowoc, Wis., run the VBS.
The Sisters have been coming for 22 years to teach the youth of St. John Neumann Parish.
Sister Maureen taught the kindergarten, first and second grade; totaling 15 students. The children blew bubbles for Jesus. Sister Annette taught the third and fourth graders; totaling 11 students. They talked about how people are like flowers in God's garden. Sister Marie taught the fifth and sixth grades; totaling eight students. They studied about the Holy Spirit and made clay doves. Also, one older student returned to help out.
The youngsters who attended the Vacation Bible School at St. John Neumann Parish in Hermansville gathered around the parish pastor, Rev. Michael Vichich following an outdoor Mass held in the backyard of the parish. Seated from left are: Chris Swig, Maggie Anderson, Ashtyn Smith, Zoe LaBonte, Katie Whitens, Brent LaBonte, Jayden Smith, Sierra Barosko, Owen Chartier, Savanna Barosko, Dennis Delliss, and Ashton Fleetwood. Standing in front are: Joey Stein, Jaiden Deschaine, Tori Dani, Jessica Dani, Deanna Delliss, Cole Timblin, Fabian Chartier, Daniel Dani, and Ashton Pelletier. In back are: Ethan VanEnkevort, Savannah Stein, Miranda Vandenhouten, Denise Delliss, Macy Whitens, Rev. Vichich, Chloe Wells, and Delaney Smith.
The children all enjoyed the week of learning with the nuns.
The week came to an end on Friday, July 20, with an outdoor Mass held in the backyard of the church with Rev. Michael Vichich officiating while the children gathered all around him.