Throughout the school year, the 7th graders have been writing to St. Pat parish shut-ins. Today, instead of a class party, the students and some parents went to visit their parish friend for the first time. They brought some gifts and homemade apple pies and spent time talking and listening to each other. The students were so happy to put a face on a name and are looking forward to visiting again at Christmas time to sing carols and share favorite Christmas memories. Today they found out who really likes candy, who has a professional ballerina as a granddaughter, and even a woman who loves to watch basketball!
What was so meaningful to me was seeing the sheer joy on the students’ faces as they return from their visits. They were happy and excited to have had this opportunity – today, they experienced the real meaning of giving! Way to go 7th graders! We are proud of you! Go Warriors!