Seniors help poor - Catholic Courier

Seniors help poor

Nineteen seniors and three adult chaperones from Geneva’s DeSales High School recently traveled to New York City to work with the Little Sisters of the Poor. The students, who went on the trip as part of their religion class, left after class on March 11 and returned to Geneva on March 14.

During their time in New York City, the students helped the Little Sisters clean a shed that hadn’t been cleaned in four years; worked at a soup kitchen and cleaned a garden with the Sisters of Charity in Harlem; socialized with residents in the elderly home run by the Little Sisters; and learned about the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

During their free time, the students attended a Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral and saw the Broadway production of “Aida” at the Palace Theater. They also visited Chinatown, Little Italy, Manhattan, Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

The purpose of the trip was to give the seniors an opportunity to serve Christ in the poor, in each other and in every human being they meet, according to Brian Pedraza, religion teacher at DeSales.

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