Students put their faith into action by doing good works

| Posted on TrentonMonitor.com May 9, 2015 | 

Service projects taken on by Catholic school students included:

Holy Cross Academy, Delran
5K run to benefit Cancer research

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown
Luncheon with the students for mayor, first responders; mini can drive for Camden Outreach

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Maple Shade
Feed the 5000 food bank

Pope John Paul II Regional, Willingboro
Providence House clean-up; Good Counsel Home read to young siblings

Sacred Heart, Mount Holly
Appreciation breakfast for members of the armed services

St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson
Birthday boxes/homeless shelters; Mothers’ Day boxes/women’s shelter; peanut butter/jelly sandwiches for homeless; made water bottle toys for pet shelters

St. Joan of Arc, Marlton
Sisters of St. Joseph Change for Global Change

St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford
Grades K through eight performed projects that benefited the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Providence House, Catholic Charities and the Food Bank of South Jersey.

St. Paul, Burlington
Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, decorated recycled planters and planted seedlings (veg./herbs) for Burlington City families

Our Lady of Sorrows, Hamilton
Lunches for Trenton Food Kitchen

St. Ann, Lawrenceville
Birthday in a box prepared and delivery to Home Front

St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square
Visited senior center; decorated bags for “Bagging Summer Hunger” event

St. Paul, Princeton
In June all grades will make centerpieces and create “toy bags” with drawstrings and sponsor a dress down day for children who attend Loaves and Fishes.

St. Raphael, Hamilton
Back-packs filled with summer camp items for low income children

Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton
Cleaned up outside and around McCorristin Square Senior Living Center and interacted with residents indoors

Holy Cross, Rumson
“Spotlight on Community,” luncheon for area senior citizens with student performances

Holy Innocents, Neptune
Breakfast for Interfaith Group, Neptune

Mother Teresa Regional, Atlantic Highlands
Care packages for first responders

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Asbury Park
Dance-a-thon, each child raised money to be donated to Hospital in Haiti, New Orleans school and Asbury Park Center

St. Benedict, Holmdel
Artwork show with a portion of the proceeds to the Linkages program for homeless in Monmouth county

St. Catharine, Spring Lake
Teamed with the Dept. of Public Works to clean town public areas and prepared flower beds

St. James, Red Bank
Worked with lunch break at food pantry

St. Jerome, West Long Branch
Appreciation for senior citizens, fire and police; assisted with park cleanup that weekend

St. Leo the Great, Lincroft
Senior luncheon and performances by students

St. Mary, Middletown
Diaper and wipes collection presented to the Keansburg Project Paul site

St. Rose, Belmar
Community clean up around beaches and in town

St. Rose of Lima, Freehold
Habitat for Humanity Rapid Rehab program, provided “things” for new families moving into the homes

St. Veronica, Howell
Beach clean-up

All Saints Regional, Manahawkin
Students selected service projects they conducted through year and presented to school community during prayer

St Aloysius, Jackson
Gift bags for patients at newly opened cancer center in Jackson

St. Dominic, Brick Town
CARE bags for chemotherapy patients at a nearby facility

St. Joseph, Toms River
Can good sculptures for local food bank

St. Peter, Point Pleasant Beach
Appreciation day for first responders and town library workers

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