Our hearts and prayers are with Catholic schools and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In keeping with our mission to serve others, we have been in touch with diocesan leaders in the affected storm areas to determine their needs. In addition, we have heard from others asking how they can help.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is answering this question by launching a campaign asking every Catholic school family around the country to contribute at least $1 per family to help Catholic schools impacted by the storm to rebuild, reopen and re-enroll students. “Student to Student: A Catholic School Response to Hurricane Harvey” is a powerful opportunity to engage students in living the Gospel message of compassionate service and generosity to others.
We will be collecting donations all month. The donations will be collected on Sept. 7 at Mass.
In addition, students will be asked to sacrifice their shoes for the day on Thursday, September 7th. Shoes will be put on the stairway landing during class time. (Shoes will be worn during recess and to the restroom.)