Hearts for the hungry at St. Peter Claver

By Beth Donze, Kids’ Clarion

On Nov. 8, fourth and fifth graders at St. Peter Claver School in New Orleans assembled two dozen Thanksgiving baskets in their religion classes for those in most need in their parish community, filling them with canned goods, turkeys and gift cards purchased through their own small sacrifices.

Religion teacher Joyce Carter said she would be “wasting” her time were she to only teach the corporal works of mercy from a textbook and not help her students put their faith into action. “We have to teach them a way of life. You learn to give,” Carter said. ““I am always asking them, ‘What would Jesus do at this time?’ We want to be more like Christ! That is our objective!” (Photos by Beth Donze)

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