Montgomery Catholic Students Give Back to the Community During Annual Lenten Day of Service

Montgomery Catholic Students Give Back to the Community During Annual Lenten Day of Service 1“Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve. And to give His life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28. Serving others in our community is not only the focus of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s annual Lenten Day of Service, but has been a part of the school’s mission since 1873. 

290 Montgomery Catholic students in grades nine through twelve and faculty members spent a combined total of over 900 hours volunteering the morning of April 11, 2014. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory High School campus celebrated mass together on campus at 7:40 a.m. before beginning their service day. The students worked at 12 locations around the River Region performing various tasks such as spending time with elderly residents, cleaning up trails at YMCA’s Camp Grandview and Camp Chandler, cleaning up at Fort Toulouse, working for Catholic Social Services, COPE and completing projects on campus at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School among many other works of service throughout the community. 

The organizations and agencies that were served by Montgomery Catholic high school students in the River Region were: COPE; The Montgomery Clean City Commission, City Councilman Richard Bollinger, MAX Credit Union and AARP Alabama and Gilmore Services Shredding Event; Transformations Montgomery; Catholic Social Services; Head Start Family Services Center; Fort Toulouse/Jackson Historic Landmark, YMCA, Camp Chandler (Wetumpka), Montgomery Zoo – Mann Museum, YMCA Camp Grandview; MACOA Senior Centers (Newtown Senior Center, Normandale Senior Center and Perry Hill Senior Center); The Girls Scouts; Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and Ida Bell Young Park.

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