St. Angela Merci's Service Club

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About St. Angela Merci's Service Club

St. Angela Merici’s Service Club

 

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10

 

Hi Parents,


My name is Madelyn Yencho, and I am a senior at St. Thomas More Academy and a proud alumna of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I wanted to express my gratitude to OLPH for all it has afforded me by creating and leading a student-driven service club.


Purpose


OLPH is an amazing Catholic school with a rich history. Students pray every day and are taught important values. One thing that currently is missing from this Catholic school environment is service opportunities for our students. OLPH teaches the corporal works of mercy and how to help those around us, but we need a way to organize and practice these works together. Through these service projects, middle school students will be able to experience how it feels to help the school, church, and community. St Angela’s Service Project’s vision is for students to have their faith strengthened and be taught critical values by being involved in meaningful service opportunities.


Mission Statement


Providing the young people of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School an avenue to honor God by extending service to those in need, while following His plan for them to love thy neighbor.


Requirements


Students are required to participate in three service projects this year. After each service project, students will complete a reflection sheet. Of course, you are encouraged to attend more than three each year! Students will receive a 100 for three completed projects, a 70 for two completed projects, a 40 for one completed project, and a 0 for no completed projects.  This will count as a quiz grade for Religion in the fourth quarter.

 

“Reflect that in reality you have a greater need to serve than they have of your service.”

-St. Angela Merici

 

Service Projects Calendar
 

Ongoing: Writing letters for troops, veterans, first responders
(https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/write-letters/)

 

October 20: Little Dresses for Africa
(http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/)


November TBA: Thanksgiving Baskets (with Knights of Columbus)


December TBA: Christmas Baskets (with Knights of Columbus)


January 18: March for Life (counts as two projects)


February 9: Community Soup Kitchen
(https://unitedcommunityministries.org/volunteer/)


March 16: Canned Food Drive


April 13: Project Linus
(https://www.projectlinus.org/)


*If you are a member of a club or organization that requires service hours, you
may substitute those for your required school service hours. Your reflection
sheet must be signed by the supervising adult of the activity.

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, October 14, the OLPH Middle School service club went to the United Community Ministries Soup kitchen in downtown Rocky Mount. The students helped make the lunch plates, serve the food, and check people in. Multiple people commented on their happiness and readiness to serve as they ran around the kitchen forming an assembly line to quickly get the job finished. The kids were able to have fun while providing help to their local soup kitchen. Jayla Faulkner, 5th grade student explained, “I had much more fun helping those in need than I would have had staying at home and playing on my electronics.” After an hour and a half, they ended the trip by walking back to the school to enjoy a pizza lunch and social time with each other. The middle schoolers really enjoyed the trip and can’t wait for their next project, a canned food collection coming up at the end of the month!

 

We are so proud of all you! 

You are a shining examples of God's work in our community.

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