February 2, 2016

"Give them through our hands..."

Continuing our observance of Catholic Schools Week, the junior class today made bologna and cheese sandwiches during their theology classes for the good people of New Horizons.  We got the idea from St. Francis Inn, the soup kitchen in Philadelphia we serve each summer.  Every Saturday a local church brings in sandwiches for St. Francis Inn's guests they are distributed during the Saturday meal.

Each junior was asked to bring in the bologna, cheese, bread, and tin foil to help.  They each made two sandwiches which should yield well over 200 sandwiches.  We will bring the sandwiches to New Horizons after school.

Following the assembly of sandwiches, I spoke with the students about our summer trip to St. Francis Inn and invited them to consider joining us.  We also prayed the following prayer from Pope Paul VI:

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men and women throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger.  Give them through our hands this day their daily bread, and by our understanding grant them love, peace, and joy.

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