By Clarion Herald Staff
Photos | COURTESY ACADEMY OF OUR LADY
Academy of Our Lady (AOL) students celebratedSt. John Bosco’s feast day and Catholic Schools Week by volunteering in the community Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Each day, students from each grade level ventured out to service sites such as City Park, The Arc of Greater New Orleans, Second Harvest Food Bank, Crossroads Louisiana, Café Hope, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity, Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve and the SPCA.
When not out at service sites, students heard presentations based on the service week’s theme, “Unite and Explore Justice While Caring for Creation.”
Guest speakers included Ben Clapper of “Louisiana Right to Life”; Brian Butler of Dumb Ox Ministries; and representatives from the LSU Ag Center, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Woodlands Conservancy, Pro Life Louisiana, Knights of Columbus and Loyola Religious Studies.
Service Week is an important time at Academy of Our Lady as it truly encompasses every component of St. John Bosco’s oratory – the foundation of every Salesian school – a home that welcomes, a school that prepares for life, a parish that evangelizes and a playground where friends meet.