DO THINGS

… with a Willingness in your Heart

Christian Service Day
On September 27, for Christian Service Day our Grade 7D class had the privilege to visit and help at St. Paul the Apostle church. When we arrived we began by polishing the pews, dusting and cleaning. The St. Paul the Apostle church staff were truly welcoming and treated us to a snack of juice and Timbits! After we were finished our snack we visited with Father Eric and his dog Zack! Finally, we finished the morning by raking leaves. We are so grateful for this experience and the opportunity to give back to our community!
Thank you to everyone at St. Paul the Apostle church for your warm hospitality!
St. Charles Catholic School’s Grade 7D Class, Ms. Tan and Mr. Domolewski

 

Help Those in Need

…The Welcome Home

This September our Grade 8 class had the privilege to visit The Welcome Home on our Christian Service Day. During our visit we learned about the 100 year old building, the community programs offered there, and the amazing people who give selflessly to their community. The Welcome Home provides food to the hungry in the form of hampers and weekly dinners. They also help young families by hosting family nights, babysitting, and offer support to single mothers. When we were there, half of the class helped to make rice bags for the hampers and the other half made craft bags for children. The Welcome Home is truly a welcoming place and we were reluctant to leave. We are so grateful for this experience and it was a powerful example of how we can help those in need and in our community.

Christian Service Day

– the Alpha and Omega of SCCS servant leadership

From the moment children enter St. Charles Catholic School, they can feel the difference. People are welcoming, helpful, caring, kind-hearted and open to others. This environment was established by the Oblates from the very beginning, and today we are thankful that this charism still permeates the very foundation of our school community.

Building a loving community is work, and at SCCS that work never ends. We pray every morning for those in our community, and we offer our hands to help those in need. Christian Service Day is more than just a symbol of giving of self, it is an expression of our commitment to truly “make a difference” in the world, one set of hands at a time. Now in its 5th year, the students and staff of SCCS look forward to spreading joy out to the greater community.

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Grades K-2 – Created cards and gifts for shut-ins.

Grade 3 – Cleaned the common play areas for the little ones

Grade 4 – helped clean at St. Charles Church

Grade 5 – helped clean at OLPH

Grade 6 – helped clean at SJ23

Grade 7 – helped at Welcome Home, followed by a visit to House of Peace

Grade 8 – Helped the Sisters of Charity in their soup kitchen, followed by a visit to House of Peace

 

Estote Fidelis!