Works of Charity and other Activities
Living out the Gospel in the midst of the world, many students at St. Joseph High School give of themselves, above and beyond the service requirement, in many different ways. Some of our students’ charitable activities include the following:
- Tutoring underprivileged children in an after-school program run by Mother Teresa’s sisters, the Missionaries of Charity.
- Organizing and delivering food to the needy through the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
- Collecting gifts for needy families through the Christmas Giving Tree.
- Organizing and assisting at the Senior Citizen Prom, an annual event of music, dancing and celebration, held for residents of area nursing homes.
- The High School Apostles, an activity organized in conjunction with the Office of Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Bridgeport, involves formation, discipleship, and leadership in the school’s campus ministry program.
- Construction, demolition, and insulation, all for a good cause: monthly trips to assist the work of Habitat for Humanity.
- Works of CharityAlmsgiving and mindfulness of those less fortunate, with designated collections during Advent and Lent.
- Witnessing to the sanctity of every human life by participating in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC each year on January 22nd. The event begins with a midnight prayer service and blessing in the Alumni Chapel before the students and chaperones begin the bus ride to Washington. Once there, students join with over 40,000 of their peers at the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life at Washington’s Verizon Center before heading out to March along the streets of Washington, up to the Supreme Court.