The measure of our school is never simply by our academic success. Rather, our goal is to ensure students know success includes aiding those who cannot repay us. We emphasize the spirit of service in our school life mindful of Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Matthew: ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
In other words, don’t be surprised to see a large box near the front doors filled with food, gently used coats and other essentials. These items from students and our families are made available to our neighbors in need through the parish food pantry.
On the annual Night of Giving, the enrichment center is open after hours buzzing with activities as parents and children make sandwiches to replenish supplies at shelters for the homeless, create cards of encouragement to brighten the day of senior citizens and others, and sort jackets for our winter clothing drive.
All during the school year, students are encouraged to think of others, by contributing Catholic Relief Services as they sacrifice each in their own way for Lent or participate in the school’s Social Justice Ministries.