St. Clare hosts youth rally

BY REBECCA BUGGER
WEEKLY REPORTER

On Sunday, August 27, over 60 fifth and sixth graders gathered at St. Clare School for the second Annual Youth Rally.

The Christ-centered event was themed, “Fix My Eyes On You.”  Co-sponsored by the Catholic parishes of St. Clare of Assisi and St. Nicholas in O’Fallon, as well as Corpus Christi in Shiloh.

The four-hour event featured music and worship led by Christian rock group, The Karl Zimmerman Band.  In addition to the worship songs and musicianship, Karl and his bandmates also held a discussion with the youth at the rally.  The conversation focused on transitioning from one season of life to another, often much like the literal seasons change.  Karl talked with the students about how as summer break ends and a new school year begins, they are given a great opportunity.  An opportunity to re-focus their lives so that they can be more Christ-like in all thoughts, words and actions.

To read the full article, pick up a copy of this week’s paper on newsstands now. Or, click here for the digital edition.