As you may remember, last year we began a new initiative at All Saints encouraging stewardship among our students. This initiative, the Mother Teresa Outreach, invited students to make contributions to benefit the students of our sister school, St. Thomas, In Haiti. I am pleased to report that last year students contributed a total of $1905.73.
Beginning at our school Mass on Friday, September 16, we will begin the Mother Teresa Outreach for the 2011/2012 school year, and students will again be invited to make contributions in the form of time, talent and treasure. All of the funds received through this program will directly benefit St. Thomas, helping to defer the cost of school lunches and supplies. Students will again utilize the collection envelopes provided earlier this year. In the event students no longer have access to these envelopes, they are encouraged to use any type of envelope.
As indicated last year, our goal is to cultivate a lifestyle of stewardship among our students. In the words of Mother Teresa – “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
In the coming weeks, students in Grades 5 and 6 will be given the opportunity to participate in the Children for Charity Program. This Program, led by Mrs. Vickie Bill, will focus on the work of Mother Teresa. As Catholics and Christians, we are called to serve others, especially those less fortunate. Students will learn that by doing small things, they can make a big difference in the life of someone else.