Sunday, September 29, 2013


 Pope Francis quote for September is: "A shepherd must smell like the sheep-I came to serve not to be
 served. " The faculty and students decided they would live out this quote of Pope Francis by  bringing food in for St. Vincent de Paul and also items for an orphanage for girls, called La Divina Providencia in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

Each class has two boxes in their classroom: one for food for the March for the Poor and one for the orphanage. Each class decided what item they wanted to collect for the orphanage. There was a nice variety. Here is the list: PreSchool-clothes for infants, PreKinder-hygiene products, Kindergarten-toothpaste and toothbrushes, Gr. 1-school supplies, Grs. 2/3- socks & underwear, Grs. 4/5-children's clothes, Grs. 6/7-storybooks in Spanish and English.
 Grade 1 donated school supplies.

Grades 6 and 7 with the food they donated for the Walk For The Poor. They had decided to purchase bilingual story books for the orphanage but their order didn't arrive in time so they switched to clothes for the girls.

Kindergarten donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for a shiny smile! :):):)

PreSchool collected hygiene products for the orphanage.

Prekindergarten with their food for St. Vincent de Paul

Some of the students who walked with me on the Walk For The Poor. We all gathered outside St. Andrew's Catholic Church and walked one mile to the St. Vincent de Paul Store pushing the donated food in grocery shopping carts.

150 people took part in the Annual Walk For the Poor

On Sunday the FilAm Club also journeyed with Pope Francis. They held an egg roll fundraiser with the money going to Our Lady of the Mountain Parish.

At 6:30am they were at church setting up to be ready for the 7:30am Mass.


Many dozens and dozens eggrolls were sold on Sunday.  Some parishioners picked up their preorders to fry themselves others bought hot, fresh eggrolls before they went home.


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