Holy Cross Heritage Week and Catholic Schools Week 2019 in Review:
Saturday 1/26: members of Campus Ministry and the Christian Student Mission Club (CSMC) joined forces with the Muslim Student Association at Yale in their “Breaking Bread and Barriers” project. Together, they prepared 80 bagged lunches for the homeless community in New Haven!
Monday 1/28: the ND students, faculty, and staff came together for an opening liturgy to set intentions for the week to come.
Tuesday 1/29: the Class of 2020 gathered in St. Andre Bessette Chapel during Community Period to have their class rings blessed by Brother George Schmitz, CSC '65. Students also picked up Spes Dispensers to distribute. Check out the photos!
After school, members of ND and members of Catholic Academy of New Haven made over 200 sandwiches for Columbus House in New Haven.
** Spes Dispensers / Blessing Bags. Using the materials collected from the Reverse Advent Calendars, CSMC and Changing Attitudes about People (CAAP) have assembled roughly 40 blessing bags filled with toiletries, warm clothing items, and snacks. Students will hold onto these bags and distribute them to people who are in need as they see fit. These bags were available to anyone in our community who wish to offer it to someone in need.
Thursday 1/31: students, faculty, and staff celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year with food and fun!
Friday 2/1: students participated in our annual dress-down fundraiser for our partner school, St. Joseph's Hill Secondary School, in Uganda, and finished the day with the annual student/faculty basketball game in Alumni Hall - they raised a total of $1,625 for St. Joseph's Hill!
Saturday 2/2: students participated in a morning retreat, followed by blanket making for Project Linus.