SPALDING - St. John Neumann Parish Vacation Bible School was the week of July 15-19. The church had a total of 40 youth registered.
The St. John Neumann the youth are blessed with three gracious nuns from the Order of Franciscan Sisters of Charity in Manitowoc, Wis., who run the VBS. They have been coming for 21 years to teach the youth of St. John Neumann Parish.
Sister Maureen had the pre-k, kindergarten, and grades 1 and 2, totaling 18 students. The children blew bubbles for Jesus.
The students who attended the Vacation Bible School at St. John Neumann Parish Church in Spalding are pictured in the backyard of the parish on the last day of the Bible school. Taking part in the VBS were: from left front, Madelynn Shawlin, Jayden Smith, Dalyan Otradovec, Ava Marsicek, Haylee Gatein, Anna Marsicek, Daniel Dani, Alex Pipkorn and Nathan Pipkorn; middle row, Chris Sweig, Carson Dani, Ashton Fleetwood, Jessica Dani, Victoria Dani, Michelle Kleiman, Katie Whitens, Fabian Chartier, Ashtyn Smith, Heidi Kirschner, Bradey Anderson, Jordon Deschaine, and Maggie Anderson. In back are Sister Marie, Miranda Vandenhouten, Sister Maureen, Emily Pfieff, Owen Chartier, Amanda Klieman, Dean Bellmore, Maddie Dani, Cole Timblin, Delaney Smith, Alex Bellmore, Marissa Anderson, Deanna Delliss, Rev. Michael Vichich, Jaiden Deschaine, and Sister Geogeellen.
Sister Georgellen had the 3rd and 4th graders totaling 15 students. The children sang songs and played religious bingo.
Sister Marie had the 5th and 6th graders, totaling seven students. They studied about the Pope and made clay crosses.
The Parish also had three older student return to help out. The children all enjoyed the week of learning with the Nuns. The week came to an end on Friday with an outside Mass in the backyard of the church with Rev. Michael Vichich officiating with the children gathering all around him.