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Queen of Apostles School, Parish provide survival sacks to people in need

Queen of Apostles School, Parish provide survival sacks to people in need

May 2013

Queen of Apostles 8th grade students with survival sacks.

Spearheaded by the eighth grade class and their teacher Mrs. Trela, Queen of Apostles School (San Jose) students in grades K – 8 helped families in need in the local community with a “survival sack” program, initiated by the parish and administered in collaboration with the school.
“Survival Sacks” are backpacks filled with basic items including socks, underwear, soap, toothbrushes and food.
Father Michael Carson, pastor, said, “A very important function of Lent is to build our emotional connections to those who are less fortunate. Queen of Apostles School has accomplished this important mission making life more bearable for those who are homeless. “All of the Queen of Apostles Parish community recognizes their hard work and dedication to make life easier for others,” he said.

The school filled 73 survival sacks and the parish contributed a total of $1,300 to Sacred Heart Community Service. The sacks were presented to the church where they were placed at the altar at the Offertory during Sunday Mass.
Mrs. Lovell, Vice Principal, said, “This project is an example of living our school-wide Learning Expectations, especially the mandate to live as Caring Christians.”

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