As the end of the school year draws near at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, the school community continue to celebrate the Felician Core Values. To demonstrate the value of Solidarity with the Poor, student government, along with the leadership of Sr. M. Francine Horos, held a food drive for Our Lady’s Pantry. Over $600.00 was raised by students and faculty along with 500 non-perishable items were donated to “stock the shelves for summer”. The timing of the collection was fitting, falling during the week of St. Felix of Cantalice’s Feast Day. “As Sr. Roberta Moses reminded us in the Weekly Reflection, St. Felix was better known as the ‘Bread Man’ to those he served,” commented Mission Leader Jeff Hulbert. “He carried loaves of bread with him and shared them with the poor he met that day. It was great to witness so many members of the OLSH community living out their faith following St. Felix’s example.”
The spirit of St. Felix of Cantalice was with OLSH students who participated in a service project that week, as well. St. Felix was known to make time to play with children throughout the day as part of his mission. Jeff Hulbert took a group of nine students to the newly expanded location of McGuire Memorial. Here the value of Justice and Peace was apparent as the students interacted with residents. The two groups forged relationships while completing several crafts and playing games together. They had the opportunity to play the Wii, build birdhouses, paint pots for planting, and ate lunch together. Brooke Graff, McGuire’s Director of the Life Enrichment Adult Program, made the experience possible by organizing the day’s activities. OLSH will continue to send students out to McGuire to, as Fr. Mike said during Mass, be in the presence of Saints.
In Celebration of Blessed Angela’s Birthday on Thursday, April 16th, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School held the annual “Roots Project” reception. Each freshman at OLSH is asked to interview a family member and write a report about that interview. The subjects of the reports are invited to OLSH for a morning that included breakfast, a performance by OLSH’s show choir, a presentation by an OLSH senior, and Mass. At the same time, 14 members of OLSH’s chapter of the National Honor Society, along with NHS moderators Kristi Vent and Regina Woynar and Jeff Hulbert, cleaned up the school’s “adopted” portion of Ewing Road in Moon Township. Jeff Hulbert commented, “The spirit of Blessed Angela could be felt through both events, and it was a great way to honor her legacy.”