Our hearts and prayers are with Catholic schools and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In keeping with our mission to serve others, we have been in touch with diocesan leaders in the affected storm areas to determine their needs. In addition, we have heard from others asking how they can help.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is answering this question by launching a campaign asking every Catholic school family around the country to contribute at least $1 per student to help Catholic schools impacted by the storm to rebuild, reopen and re-enroll students. “Student to Student: A Catholic School Response to Hurricane Harvey” is a powerful opportunity to engage students in living the Gospel message of compassionate service and generosity to others.
Additionally, in an effort to show Christ’s love through action, St. Mary Cathedral School is encouraging our students to do a chore or help in some way to earn money to help those affected by the flooding in Texas. Those who bring in a donation to help will have a “Spirit Day” on Thursday, September 7th, as a THANK YOU for showing God’s love through their actions. Let’s work together as a community to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Catholic School students in Texas!