St. Mary Parish School opened its doors in 1916 and has been providing a great education for its students ever since. The parents of St. Mary's will be contributing to this blog which will update the community on Great Kids; Great Families. Visit our web site at www.faithwebsites.com/stmaryschool.
One of our great middle school teachers accompanied fifteen 7th graders from her Religion class to serve the poor at the St. Vincent de Paul meal program site. They did an excellent job pouring milk, coffee, and water, cleaning tables and chairs, and distributing treats to the 421 guests that night.
Here are some of their thoughts:
When I was at St. Vincent de Paul I served water. It was so hard to believe that all those people are so hungry and might not even have homes. It felt so good to do this. When I got home I went to bed and I felt greedy that I had a warm bed and nice clothes. It's hard to believe that some people make fun of them sometimes. A parent who drove us said, "One of these people could be Jesus in disguise." When I go there I really appreciate all that I have. Megan S.
At St. Vincent de Paul I felt bad for all the people who were poor and had to live on the streets. I went through 16 pitchers of milk and I loved helping the people. Alexis P.
I felt good that I was able to help people who are in need. I liked talking to people and sometimes they even made me laugh. I realized how lucky I am to be able to have meals every day. It makes me want to do more to help the less fortunate. Jared G.