Diocese Schools Serving the Community: Part 2

Throughout the year, students from the Orlando Diocese of Schools undertake a variety of service projects. We teach our students about the importance of civic engagement. From collecting food for local communities to constructing classrooms in the mountains of the Dominican Republic, students embrace their unique, God-given talents to serve others and make the world a better place.

Bishop Moore Catholic High School

As part of the sophomore class annual retreat, nearly 400 Bishop Moore Catholic High School 10th-grade students teamed up with Catholic Charities of Orlando to serve the needy of the community. The students divided into two groups and helped set up and staff two Catholic Charities/Agape Food Bank mobile food pantries in Orlando and Winter Garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. James Cathedral School

During Catholic Schools Week 2019, 6th-grade students from SJCS lived out the Corporal Works of Mercy by volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank. Before completing the tasks presented, children and parent volunteers gleaned a better understanding of the organization and its mission, as well as the needs of our community, via a video presentation that illuminated the far-reaching impacts of their time spent in service. Participants were divided into two groups, one tasked with sorting onions and the other responsible for meats and frozen foods. The students packaged approximately 6,000 lbs. of food! In the spirit of service, a school-wide food drive took place as well, with collections surpassing 275 lbs. The St. James Cathedral School Community truly lived out their motto of “Come to Learn. Leave to Serve.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Family Catholic School

As a part of Catholic Schools Week 2019, Holy Family Catholic School’s Walk-A-Thon raised over $8,500 for the Orphan’s Rising Project. This organization raises resources (such as food, shelter, and education) for and awareness of more than 20 million children who have been orphaned by AIDS. A $3.00 donation provides a month’s worth of rent for a child, and $100 can purchase an entire chicken farm to serve as a source of food and income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Souls Catholic School

All Souls Catholic School is known as the “small school with a big heart,” so it was no surprise when two families in the community lost a parent, the students rallied together to raise money for the families. For one week, they sold lemonade and cookies, collecting $500, which was divided between the two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to help our students discover their God-given gifts and talents, and we teach them to use their gifts in service to others. To find out how our other schools are serving the community, visit here.

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