|Senior Boys finish their Lenten Day of Service project.|
Each year during Lent Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s High School campus sends students out into the community to give back through service. This year Student Activities Coordinator Stefanie Nelson and Principal Justin Castanza, along with the entire high school faculty, worked harder than ever to make the experience meaningful for the students and beneficial to the community.
|At St. Joseph’s Catholic School
On Friday, April 7, 2017 after celebrating Mass with Reverend Monsignor Charles Troncale. All ninth through twelfth grade students at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School were sent to serve, just as the Catholic Mass ends with the Priest who sends the congregation to “go in peace to love and to serve the Lord.”
|At Catholic Children’s Ministry at
In a nutshell, each class is divided into individual “advisory classes” in the high school, 26 in total. These classes are comprised of groups of 10-15 students. Each group selected a community organization or work site to adopt for their Lenten Service Day. These advisory classes chose something that they felt passionate about and would like to work to improve. Students and teachers worked to contact the locations, organize the tasks, and arrange the day of service, extending Montgomery Catholic’s reach in the community to more locations then in years past and allowing the students to engage in a more meaningful and connected experience.
In total, over 330 students and 50 faculty members and parent volunteers gave over 1,100 hours in service to the community at 20 locations across the River Region including: YMCA Chandler, YMCA Belser, Alabama Wildlife Federation, Jackson Lake Island in Millbrook, Catholic Social Services, Montgomery Humane Society, John Knox Manor Nursing Home, Greenwood Cemetary, Catholic Social Services, Family Sunshine Center, John Knox Manor Retirement Tower, Prattville/Autauga Humane Society, Goodwill, Montgomery Zoo, Catholic Children’s Ministry at St. Bede, Old Alabama Town, One Church Mission, EAT South, St. Joseph’s School Tuskegee, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the American Cancer Society.