Archdiocese of Philadelphia School Students Participate in Community Service Activities to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 13th

Students at two Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools have acts of community service planned to mark this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK).  In doing so, they will carry out several of the Corporal Works of Mercy.

Elementary school students at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Newtown (Bucks County) will host a Day of Service.  In partnership with “Stop Hunger Now,” hundreds of Saint Andrew students, parents, and parishioners will pack more than 10,000 meals for people in the poorest areas of the world.  Since September, the students have conducted charitable collection efforts to defray the cost of the meals.  “Stop Hunger Now” is an organization whose mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

Monday, January 16, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saint Andrew Catholic School
51 Wrights Road
Newtown, PA 18940 (Bucks County)

 In Montgomery County, all faculty, staff, students, families, and friends have been invited to Lansdale Catholic High School’s Day of Service. Lansdale Catholic’s goal for the day is to pack 500 breakfast bags for the “Aid for Friends” organization, which will deliver them to local residents in need. “Aid For Friends,” which began with a parishioner at Saint Jerome Parish in Northeast Philadelphia, provides home visits and meal deliveries as well as aid and advocacy, including caregiver support, and safety assessments to thousands in the 5-county region.

Monday, January 16, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Lansdale Catholic High School (Gymnasium)
700 Lansdale Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446 (Montgomery County)

Community service and memorial events take place nationally each year on the third Monday of January to preserve the memory and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as to promote freedom and justice for all people.

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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s weekly column this week focuses on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It can be found at the direct link: Columns will be published each week on