Our Lady of Port Richmond School kicked off celebrations with “Magnanimous Monday,” a day of service, on Monday, Jan. 27. More than 400 students, staff and volunteers joined together to serve the community.
Activities varied by grade. Second graders made and decorated get-well cards for hospitalized members of the community, while seventh and eighth graders made sandwiches and assembled bagged lunches for the homeless.
Other projects included making prayer cards for troops in the Armed Forces, decorating place mats a local soup kitchen and distributing handwritten thank-you notes for the school’s neighbors.
“It was a remarkable day,” principal Sister Mary Ripp said in a press release. “We could not think of a better way to launch Catholic Schools Week 2014 than by taking the best of who we are and giving back to the people of this community.”
At St. Laurentius School, students got to take part in Vocation Day on Wednesday, Jan. 29. 6ABC Morning Anchor Matt O’Donnell visited the school to speak to the students and teachers about his career in the media.
Matt shared his mantra, PEP, which stands for Preparation, Early and Performance. He said that his Catholic School education contributed to his success in journalism.