The revised and adapted Community Service Program for Year 10 girls has run its course and has been a success due to the commitment of the girls and the enthusiasm and willingness with which they entered into every activity.
Following the instruction Jesus offers at the end of the parable of the Good Samaritan to “go and do likewise”, the Year 10 girls who participated in the revised Community Service program have been impressive with the way they fulfilled Jesus’ advice to do the same as the Good Samaritan—to be neighbour to those in need.
In the last few weeks of the term, the girls were involved in creating personalised Christmas cards for distribution to the residents at Carrington Aged Care at Grasmere. The Year 10 girls did their best to fulfil the order of 500 Christmas cards. It is hoped that those who receive the cards will know that they are held in our thoughts and prayers at this time of year as we await the birth of Jesus at Christmas.
The Year 10 girls have also prepared and wrapped the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers ready for distribution to the local area on Monday 7 December. Being the year of Covid-19, it was decided that we would make the hampers extra special by having them wrapped in boxes instead of using laundry baskets.
The Year 10 girls are to be commended for the openness with which they entered into the revised Community Service Program and the spirit of service to the community which they displayed.
Angelo Gattone - Mission Coordinator