Student Council (along with some of our other students who want to participate) are running a Youth Mass this Sunday at St. Mary’s in Gloucester. We will be hosting a bake sale after each Mass this Sunday, but our Youth Takeover Mass will be the 11:30am Mass. If you could make it to show support I’m sure the kids would love it!
THURSDAY, 3/10 will be a $5.00 dress down day for all students, faculty to Ukraine/Poland through the Unforgotten Haven. Please read the email from Principal Iacovone going ot later today. Please be sure to consult the Student Handbook regarding proper attire.
We have received requests from several Parishes to have Gloucester Catholic students speak at one of the Parishes upcoming Masses. Any student wishing to serve as a Rambassador to speak at a Mass, please see Mr. Flynn or Mr. Beckett ASAP to get you on the schedule. Service hours will be given for any student who participates.
ADVENT EXTRAVAGANZA IS HERE!!! Get involved the Advent with several events we have organized. Volunteer at lunch with the Service Dept. Give back with Student Council and the Giving Tree. Pray with Fr. Ramos and the Campus Ministry. Get involved with NHS and the Junior High as well. Prepare your hearts this Advent season as we gear up and give back during the ADVENT EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!
* PLEASE EMAIL MRS.SILBER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES*
1. Sacred Heart School
(option 1) Thanksgiving Crafts- come up with cute Thanksgiving craft ideas to send home with the K-3rd grade students at Sacred Heart School. Think coloring pages, DIY Turkey crafts, pilgrim hats (get creative). Make sure you have all of the included supplies before you donate.
(option 2) Christmas Goody Bags/ Stockings- stuff mini stockings or Christmas themed goody bags with treats and items for the students at Sacred Heart Elementary School.
2. Cathedral Kitchen
(option 1) make turkey or beef bologna and cheese or PB&J sandwiches. Any type of bread is fine (wheat even better if you can get it). Any amount is welcome. Please place each sandwich in a sealed baggie.
(option 2) We appreciate the fruit (apples and/or oranges), snacks (granola bar, trail mix, etc.), bottled water, etc. Please keep the items separate (do not bag in lunch bags).
(option 3) You can also make utensil packets, plastic fork, knife, spoon, napkin (and salt & pepper packets if you can find them) and handi-wipe in a sealed sandwich-size baggie. Any amount is welcome.
(option 4) Donate the following: Winter “stretchy” gloves similar to these, but do not have to be from Amazon: https://amzn.to/33JrNeQ, Small tissue packs, Hand sanitizer (sample size), Handi-wipes (individually wrapped), Masks (prefer double ply with a “pinched” nose for better coverage), unisex winter hats, unisex winter gloves, travel sized body wash, travel sized tissues.
(option 5) Make some Thanksgiving cards for the guests at Cathedral Kitchen for the Thanksgiving holiday- No glitter, please! Due by mid-November.
3. Catholic Charities Camden
(option 1) We are hosting an event for our Veterans in early November so this will be an amazing thing to give away. We are expecting around 200 people at our event. Please make ‘blessing bags’ for the veterans. Freezer bags or drawstring bags would be best.
In the bags we should have (travel size is best):
Body Wash/ Soap
Feminine Hygiene Products (only needed in some)
Brush or Comb
(option 2) We need more ppe supplies for students. Can your students collect items from this list and pack them into large plastic bags that we can give to individual students? They can even decorate the plastic bag (if it doesn’t rub off on skin and clothes) or make a card to put inside. Here are things that the students could assemble into the bag:
Hand sanitizer (please no sanitizer that has toxins – none with methanol or 1-propanol in them or made in Mexico)
Wipes to clean school desks
Small packs of tissues
5. A Light in the Darkness is looking for people to get little small gifts for homeless in Camden for the Holiday season. They are looking for hand warmers, candy, sweatshirts, sweatpants, bottled sodas/juices, and handmade/store bought cards with inspiring and positive messages. They are donating until Christmas. Contact Mrs. Silber before starting this- drop off donations directly to room 203.