December 22, 2011

25 Days of Service Wrap up

This week we ended our Advent-long 25 Days of Service.  Between November 27 and December 21, many of our students and faculty engaged in numerous service projects:

- We rang bells for the Salvation Army
- We served food at New Horizons and the Nashua Soup Kitchen
- We greeted children at a Christmas party for homeless children
- We worked at the food pantries at Saint Raphael's and Transfiguration Parishes
- We prepared dinner for the residents of Anne Marie House
- We helped the Sisters of the Precious Blood put up their manger scene
- We organized Christmas presents for the elderly at Care Givers
- We helped prepare for Bishop Libasci's installation
- We wrapped presents and served breakfast to benefit Southern New Hampshire Services
- We bought books for the students of the Henry Wilson School

I am so proud of the many students who stepped up to serve and I am very grateful to the faculty and staff who helped chaperone at many of these events.

For me, this was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the work of the many charitable organizations in the area.  We built some wonderful relationships and made connections with some amazing people.  It was very gratifying to me when students would ask for the contact information of the groups so they could do more service for them in the future!  

We are working to build a even bigger culture of service and discipleship among our faculty and students.  Our school has always been at the forefront of service and helping others - I hope that this just adds to that.

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