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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Notre Dame Spreads Peanut Butter & Jelly and the Gift of Giving!

Yesterday, the girls of Notre Dame Academy spread the gift of giving. They delivered 100s of PBJ sandwiches for homeless women, children and men living under bridges and alleys in the heart of Los Angeles. Sr. Jolisa, campus ministry director said about their outreach - “We teach the students that we are to open our hearts and give of ourselves to those in need.” The students get it. Each sandwich came lovingly wrapped, sealed and stapled with a "Share a Sandwich Prayer" card. They sweetened the delivery with 100s of creative personalized craft notes that were handed to each diner. Flowered with lots of hearts and compassion the cards read like a Hallmark factory, “Have a great day – Enjoy your PBJ!” and “You are special – Enjoy your sandwich!” HIA is thankful for the poor because as we bless them, they in turn bless us. Otherwise, how would we who are wealthy learn important eternal lessons of love and compassion? As we enjoy yesterday’s photos filled with grateful tears and smiles we contemplate, “Who is teaching who?” “Thank you” to Sr. Jolisa and the students of Notre Dame Academy! The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for publishing the NDA campus ministry’s outreach. I know your write up will inspire our girls as well as affirm their good work! It teaches us all to be so thankful for what we already have and to continually commit ourselves to assist others in need - it’s our baptismal calling! I will share this with our principal and our NDA girls! Thank you also for your wonderful ministry in seeing Christ in the poor. May Christ reward you and all the lives you touch! Gratefully ~
Sister Jolisa

M.F. said...

I hope that the Youth Ministry that is just developing at St. Peter's will be able to be as inspired as the girls from NDA. It truely was a great outreach that you guys accomplished and I can only hope that other high schools, as well as our own Youth Ministry will follow in your footsteps.

Raby Savage said...

Awesome young people!