“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.
More than 300 Montgomery Catholic students in grades nine through twelve along with faculty members spent a combined total of over 900 hours volunteering in the community the morning of Friday, March 18, 2016. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s High School campus celebrated Mass together with Fr. Patrick Driscoll (Class of 1984) at 7:40 a.m. before leaving campus. The students worked at 12 locations around the River Region performing various tasks such as cleaning up trails at YMCA’s Camp Grandview, and the Nature Center in Millbrook; working for MANE, The Food Bank and completing projects on campus at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School among many other works of service throughout the community.
The organizations and agencies served by Montgomery Catholic high school students in the River Region were: AWF – The Nature Center, Camp Grandview, C.O.P.E., The Food Bank, Ida Bell Young Park, MANE, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, The Montgomery Zoo, St. Bede Catholic Church Child Center, The East YMCA, The Southeast YMCA, and the YMCA Good Times Center. Faculty Members escorted students at each location.
Serving the community and sharing gifts in service during Lent, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School will continue to “PRAY. FAST. GIVE.” this Holy Week.
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them grow to become persons of faith, virtue and wisdom.