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Photo provided by Kristi Miller -- Jonathan Lemoine, Brooks Kurtz and Christopher Day, from left, participate in Mission Day at St. Thomas More Catholic School on Oct. 29.

St. Thomas More Catholic School celebrated its annual Mission Day on Oct. 29.

The day began with a Mass focused on making disciples of all nations.

Students met with prayer partners to make an Our Lady of Lourdes paper grotto craft, learning about how the Virgin Mary goes “out on mission” when she appears to people in different nations.

The Mission Day fundraiser featured carnival-style games like ring toss, sucker-pull, a duck pond and a cake walk, as well as dodgeball, volleyball, karaoke, rock wall climbing and other activities. The day ends with teacher/student games and relays.

Funds benefit local and abroad organizations such as St. Vincent De Paul missions, St. Paul Adult Learning Center, Missioners of Christ in Honduras and the Sisters of St. Joseph Nicaraguan Mission.

The Sisters of St. Joseph, founders of St. Thomas More Catholic School, hosted the first Mission Day in 1962 to raise funds for missions throughout the world.