During the week of June 24-29th, 46 TC students led by Mr. Aeschbach and Ms. Wotasek, participated in the Good Samaritan Project at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The diocesan service week happens every summer with a focus on prayer and service. This year’s theme was in line with the diocesan initiative to “Courageously live the Gospel.” During the week students were able to grow in community, prayer, and service. Each day students went to worksites to volunteer and would come back to the school for Mass, evening program, and prayer. Crusaders were sent out to a total of five worksites to serve.
- YFA: This worksite supports a nurturing environment for children and teens. Students were able to serve by painting areas of the facility.
- Gulfside Hospice Thrift Store: Through this worksite, all proceeds go to Hospice. Students were helping people shop in the store as well as helping with inventory and organization.
- The ARC Spring Hill: This site supports the community by delivering activities and opportunities to persons with disabilities. Students were able to serve at this site by doing some landscaping and upkeep of facilities, while also participating in activities.
- The Volunteer Way: This food-bank works hard to feed many families in Pasco County. In their time at Volunteer Way, students were able to pack and sort food for distribution and work in the garden harvesting fresh produce.
- The Angelus: This site serves the community by housing residents and serving day programs for adults with disabilities. Students were able to serve in multiple ways while at The Angelus. In the morning, students helped maintenance with upkeep of the property; after lunch, students got the opportunity to play games and interact with residents.
This was a very fruitful week for our Crusaders as they grew together to live out what it means to Courageously live the Gospel!