Living Our Motto

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Examples of service to those in need abound this week.

Mrs. LaBiche delivered a van-load of items collected by students for victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico to the Sugarcane Festival building this week. Her students worked hard to adhere notes of encouragement in Spanish to the packages of diapers, baby wipes, and formula. Our students donated over 100 items to the people struggling to recover from hurricane Maria!
One of the men receiving the donations was Zack Mitchell, father of three CHS grads! He was so happy to receive everything from us and we had a chance to chat about his youngest son Josh whom I taught my very first year at CHS. It was a very fulfilling experience and I’m glad the students of CHS came through to help out!

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Catholic High School seniors participated in our first ever Community Service Day.  While the rest of the student body was involved in regular classes (grades 4-8) or standardized testing (grades 9-11), seniors visited 15 different organizations throughout Acadiana to serve in any way they were needed.

A few of the locations they visited included Heritage Manor North, Heritage Manor South, CASA, ARC, The Solomon House, Iberia Council on Aging, Belle Teche, St. Edward School, and Landmark of Acadiana.  Many students began their day at St. Peter’s Church, assisting with the Pumpkin Patch.  The Class of 2018 prepared and served meals, performed basic cleaning services, sorted Mardi Gras beads, washed windows, provided manicures, and completed landscaping clean-up.  They also provided companionship and entertainment for senior citizens at several area nursing homes.  At some locations, the students attended Mass and prayed with the elderly.

Participation in these activities demonstrates tenets of our Catholic faith founded in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  Students were encouraged to participate as the leaders of our school community.  The service locations were chosen by the students themselves.  Parent volunteers and teachers, who served as chaperones, worked side by side with the students.  The day was a huge success, and there are plans for future service days.

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