Youth Events

Clothing drive

Sixth-grade students at St. Margaret Mary School helped load the Catholic Charities truck with donated coats, blankets and warm attire. The clothing will go to refugees who lack winter essentials.

On Oct. 29 the St. Margaret Mary students will hear from refugees at a Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services program. The students also plan to fill baskets, set up an apartment and sponsor a refugee family for Christmas. All of these efforts are part of the POWR (Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees) program.

State champs

Sacred Heart Academy hosted a pep rally to honor its state championship golf team Oct. 14 at the school on Lexington Road.
This is the third consecutive year Sacred Heart has won the state championship and the school’s ninth state golf title overall.

Shoe donation

Students at Trinity High School conducted a shoe drive in September to support WaterStep, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water for people in developing countries.

WaterStep resells donated shoes and uses the money to purchase water purification systems for people all over the world, a news release from Trinity said.

Approximately 250 Trinity students and advisors collected nearly 3,000 pairs of shoes during a two-week drive.

The 2013-14 school year marks the third year Trinity has participated with WaterStep. During this time, Trinity has donated approximately 12,000 pairs of shoes to the organization, “essentially providing enough funds to ensure that more than 10,000 people have fresh, clean drinking water every day,” the release said.

Spelling bee

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry together with Nativity Academy at St. Boniface will host a City-wide Spelling Bee Nov. 16.

The bee will be at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students in grades one to 12 are invited to participate. Registration is required, and there is a $5 entrance fee per person. Word lists, rules and regulations will be available upon request.

For further details or to register, call the CEC at 776-0262.

Life skills class

The Catholic Enrichment Center will offer a series of classes on life skills for youth on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the center at 3146 West Broadway. The first class will meet Nov. 16.

The cost is $5 per class or $40 for the entire series. Some of the program highlights include money management, health and wellness, communication skills, career and educational exploration and sibling care. Contact Chris Burt at the CEC at 776-0262, for additional information or to register.

All Saints’ Day

First-grade students at Holy Trinity School will gather Nov. 1 at the 8:15 a.m. Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints.

The students will process into the liturgy dressed as their respective saints. After the celebration of the Eucharist, students will present their saint reports and explain the design of the attire of their saint.

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