As part of Catholic Schools Week, students from Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids spent time serving community members in need.
Students held Heartside Neighborhood Appreciation Day on Feb. 1 and delivered clothes, health, hygiene and food items to the Cathedral of Saint Andrew’s clothing center, Westminster Downtown Food Pantry, Heartside Health Center, and throughout downtown Grand Rapids. Students also made cards of gratitude for community members.
“Catholic schools are special places where students are challenged and supported by a community that helps them pursue their divine purpose,” said Greg Deja, principal/CEO.
“At the heart of all Catholic schools is the mission to love God and one another,” said Deacon Dennis Rybicki, choir director and campus minister. “At Catholic Central High School we are blessed with the ability to share our love with our Heartside neighbors through simple acts of kindness and charity.”
Heartside Neighborhood Appreciation Day is just one of Catholic Central's events during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3; see a complete list here. Catholic Schools Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the importance of Catholic education across the nation. See how other schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are celebrating here.