St. Catherine of Siena Stories
Our school community recently enjoyed the Christmas Pageant. This is a traditional performance at SCS, hosted by the students of the Eighth Grade and featuring students of the Second Grade. The script, taken from both the Old and New Testament, was created by some of our very own Dominican Sisters and the song that the Angel Gabriel sings was written by a Dominican Sister. The music integrates with Religion and Language Arts to bring this beautiful prayer to fruition.
In music class, we study the script and hold auditions for the roles. Most students hold double roles as a choral speaker and dancing or adoring angel; some students play a role as God the Father and play an instrument and sing in the choir. Performance skills are a vital part of this program, but we also delve into the Prophets to discover where each of their monologues come from in the Bible.
The Pageant is a beautiful prayer given to our students, faculty, and families as we await the Christmas Season, and we are so blessed to have the return of this in-person performance!
We wish you a blessed Christmas!
In celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our Third Grade performed the play Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is based on the story of St. Juan Diego.
Spanish and music is integrated throughout this performance, as students pray the Hail Mary in Spanish and speak lines of the script in Spanish. At the end of the performance, students offer "Fun Facts," which are true miraculous facts about the story. They sing about the story, while some performers play on instruments.
We are so thankful to have been able to open this play up to parents of the performers this year! The students worked so hard with Mrs. Khan and Mrs. Andreozzi while preparing for this beautiful performance.