Serving God by Serving Others
An important aspect of faith formation at Holy Sepulcher Catholic School is service to others. As Jesus told us. “…whatever you did for one of those least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Our students respond to the opportunities that present themselves in our neighborhood, in Butler County, and in the cities of Butler and Pittsburgh, as well as the global community. For instance, during the past year the students responded to the following service opportunities:
- Lighthouse Food Bank
- The homeless in Butler and Pittsburgh
- Chimbote, Peru and Patzun, Guatemala
- Visiting elderly citizens in local nursing homes
- Veterans Day
The Lighthouse is right next door to Holy Sepulcher, and we have an on-going partnership through food collections a number of times during the year. Students have helped to organize and distribute food items when possible.
Each year, the students participate in the essay and poster contest sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and raise money for the Homeless Shelter in Pittsburgh. Students have also prepared sandwiches and collected money to provide meals for the homeless. During Catholic Schools Week, students prepare socks or pillow cases of personal items for the homeless.
These two missions have a special place in the heart of Holy Sepulcher. Each year, Holy Sepulcher raises money for the Diocesan Mission of Chimbote for the health care of women and children. In addition, students have a special partnership with Patzun Mission as an outreach to the children of San Bernadine School in Patzun.
Sixth grade students visit the residents of local nursing homes at Christmas and Easter with small gifts.
Each year in November, the school sponsors a lunch for local Veterans and asks them to come and share their stories with various classes.
If you have any questions about service opportunities, please call the School Office at 724-586-5022 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.