Blessed Sacrament School fifth-graders spread the joy of Easter to the less fortunate.
They have made Easter baskets for the children at Safe Shelter, which helps victims of domestic violence. They’ve also made 350 goodie bags for adults at the Social Apostolate to get with their Easter lunches. The Social Apostolate helps people who are homeless or otherwise struggling.
The class has learned in fifth grade religion class about how members of the Catholic Church carry on Christ’s mission, said fifth grade teacher Patricia Sheahan. They’ve studied the spiritual works of mercy and the corporal works of mercy and have learned how every Sunday Catholics are sent out to continue Jesus’ mission.
“This project ties in to them learning that we as a Church are continuing Christ’s mission,” Sheahan said. The class has read “Freak the Mighty” and “Max the Mighty,” which has a character who comes from an abusive home. The students understand that the children at Safe Shelter are dealing with similar situations and were glad to bring some joy to the children.
“They’re very excited about giving to someone else, they really are,” Sheahan said. “They’re learning that they have so much and it’s good to give to others that don’t have as much.”