St. Scholastica seniors reach out in self-gift

By Clarion Herald Staff

St. Scholastica Academy’s theology department revived the “Senior Outreach Day” by helping 12th-graders  connect with the needy through volunteer service at various sites on Oct. 12.

Seniors served at the Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen in Baton Rouge, helping nuns serve meals; Full of Grace Cafe in St. Amant, serving meals to widows; Ozanam Inn, preparing and serving a morning meal while interacting with clients; St. Clare Monastery in New Orleans, serving food through the “sandwich window”; and Arc of Greater New Orleans (ARC), assisting adults with special needs to sort Mardi Gras beads and trinkets for resale.

“I realized that I often forget how even one simple act of self-gift can bring so much joy and peace to others, as well as oneself,” said senior Abby Hayes.

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