Come one, Come All
To our Michaelmas Festival
For those courageous, brave, and true
Watch what our local blacksmith can do
Fire, iron, melted hot Fearful and timid, she is not!
But early in the morn’ you must arise
the magic to behold and realize
Children both young and old
act out the story of St. George so bold
To tame the dragon fierce and wild
Make safe the world for every child
Share in morning feast delight
Begin our autumn season right.
This festival honors St Michael, who inspires courage and strength in each of us.
He is traditionally pictured in the act of subduing a dragon, which represents the dark side of human nature.
During the days leading up to our Michaelmas festival, students hear stories and sing songs of St. Michael, who inspires us to take courage against darkness.
Shortly after drop off, the Grades students perform a play for the community that depicts the story of St. Michael and his battle with the dragon. The children learn that with great valor, dragons can be beaten.
Brave and true will I be,
Each good deed sets me free,
Each kind word makes me strong.
I will fight for the right!
I will conquer the wrong!
Sword of Michael brightly gleaming,
Down to earth its light is streaming,
May we see its shining rays
In the Winter’s darkest days