The Path to Citizenship

On a recent afternoon, the eighth grade class waited patiently for Father Ivan to arrive at their classroom.  He was coming to discuss their progress in their religion lessons. They were ready, yet a little nervous. Once Father Ivan asked the first question, everyone relaxed and the class showed Father how well they knew their faith lessons.

Upon finishing their religion discussion, Father Ivan announced that he was going to give the class a test. This time it was about social studies. The class then took a sample test as if they were going to become a citizen of the United States. Then Father Ivan shared his personal journey to become a United States citizen. The class was surprised on how much you need to know and how long the journey takes. At the end of the day, the Class of 2013 went home with the memory of a great afternoon spent with our pastor, Father Ivan.