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Left: Deacon Moynihan distributes Holy Communion at Our Lady of Sorrows School during the all-school Mass on Tuesday. The OLS annual Read-A-Thon event has raised over $16,600 for THP and its Louverture Cleary School since 2012. Right: Since 2005, students at Bishop Ireton High School have dedicated their Winter Ball as an occasion to raise funds for THP. This year's Ball raised over $12,000 for BI's sister school, Louverture Cleary.
Despite the debilitating effects of this year's harsh winter, life goes on at LCS, and so do our expenses. Fortunately, in the first quarter of the year, some of THP's youngest supporters are making a tremendous impact.
Earlier this year, the students at Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, VA) (Louverture Cleary's sister school) held their annual Winter Ball - a non-prom at which students forgo buying new clothes or an expensive dinner and give the money they would have otherwise spent to THP. This year's event raised over $12,000 for the Project's mission of Catholic education for children in Haiti.
Our Lady of Sorrows School (Farmington, MI) will hold their 4th annual Read A Thon to benefit THP during the third week in March. The community at OLS named THP as the beneficiary of the school's annual Read-A-Thon in 2012. With the enthusiasm of the kids, and the support of event costs by the Knights of Columbus St. Francis Council and the Parent-Teacher Guild, the community has raised over $16,600 for THP in just three years. Deacon Moynihan preached at OLS's all-school Mass this week to thank the children for their continued work on behalf of THP's Louverture Cleary School.
Yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege to thank the school children of Our Lady of Sorrows School. I gave an interrogative homily.
I was so impressed with the answers of the children--I almost lost my place in the homily. It is amazing how wonderful Catholic education is when you see it so clearly manifested in children who speak our Faith so authentically. If all the world was populated with 1st to 8th graders!
Please consider what you can do to help us start the year strong. Visit haitianproject.org/donate.htm for ways to provide direct support, download this flyer for ideas on how to get your school involved, or simply help us spread the good word by passing this update along to a friend.