One of the most important times of our school year is Catholic Schools Week, which this year occurred during the first week of February. We at St. Didacus Parish School use this time to promote Catholic schools and Catholic education, and to come together as a community to foster a spirit of kinship and camaraderie.
On Wednesday, February 3rd, we celebrated Community Appreciation Day. During normal times, our students would be out visiting various people and businesses in our neighborhood, but this year we had to do things a bit differently. Since they were not allowed to physically go out into the community, our Student Council organized a Parish Volunteer Project in which all of our students decorated wooden crosses. These crosses will be distributed to more than 80 parish volunteers in recognition of the work they do for the church. The rest will be given to various elderly members of our parish community, especially those who are feeling lonely and isolated during the pandemic, those who could use a little pick-me-up.
The children had so much fun creating and decorating these crosses, and our hope is to create a connection with our St. Didacus parish community at large, at least until we’re all able to get together once again in person!