Catholic Students on a Mission of Mercy

From food drives to mission trips, students in the Diocese of Orlando schools and faith formation programs are learning about service as a way of life and offering  mercy to people in need.

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From food drives to mission trips, students in the Diocese of Orlando schools and faith formation programs are learning about service as a way of life and offering  mercy to people in need.

In addition to recently collecting over 500 pounds of food for Catholic Charities of Central Florida, the students at St. James Cathedral School made a collage about mercy.

“Jesus says in the Bible to feed the hungry and feeding the hungry is exactly what we’re doing when we are having a food drive,” said Adeline, an 8th grader at St. James Cathedral School.

“The knowledge they learn, the talent and skills they develop are not for them, but gifts from God to be used in the service of others for the rest of their lives.” said Henry Fortier, superintendent of Catholic schools.

Faith formation students at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne recently took the Merciful Person Challenge which included praying for those in need and donating food and clothing.

Our Catholic Appeal supports the Office of Schools and Secretariat of Laity, Family, and Life. They provide ongoing formation and resources to teachers and catechists as they guide the academic, moral, and spiritual development of our youth. Our Catholic Appeal also provides funding to Catholic Charities of Central Florida and its many works of mercy.