Jefferson parish and school mourns death of graduate

Jefferson parish and school mourns death of graduate

The community of St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson is mourning the loss of recent graduate Makena Suzanne-Lynn Eighmy.

Blessed Sacrament School raises money to feed hungry

Blessed Sacrament School raises money to feed hungry

Brothers and sisters, parents and children, Big Buddies and Little Buddies -- they all raised money for the hungry at Madison's Blessed Sacrament School recently.

Edgewood in the Community

Edgewood in the Community

On a recent Wednesday, the entire Edgewood High School community -- including students, faculty and staff, and parents -- put down the books for a day of volunteering during the 20th annual Edgewood in the Community Day.

St. Ambrose Academy holds Service Day

St. Ambrose Academy holds Service Day

The St. Ambrose Academy Fall 2019 Service Day took the school's junior and senior high students out into the community to serve at 17 different community organizations, parishes, and schools.

 

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Written by Carolyn Averill, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The St. Ambrose Academy Fall 2019 Service Day took the school's junior and senior high students out into the community to serve at 17 different community organizations, parishes, and schools.

After several weeks of coordination, the student leadership team guided their peers from the start of the day to the end of the service projects. Having older students matched up at service sites with young students is one of many ways that the entire student body of 112 students can come together across the span of grades to build a strong culture of service and love for one's neighbor.

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Edgewood in the Community Print
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Edgewood High School (EHS) is built on a foundation of Catholic service to the community.

On a recent Wednesday, the entire EHS community -- including students, faculty and staff, and parents -- put down the books for a day of volunteering during the 20th annual Edgewood in the Community Day.

Opportunity to connect

This service day jump-starts students' excitement for the school's mission to serve and gives them an early opportunity to connect with work and organizations they may serve in the future.

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Blessed Sacrament School raises money to feed hungry Print
Written by Kevin Wondrash   
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Brothers and sisters, parents and children, Big Buddies and Little Buddies -- they all raised money for the hungry at Madison's Blessed Sacrament School recently.

Students marched, jogged, and flat-out ran to raise money for various charitable causes related to hunger.

Annual Hunger March

Last year, the annual Hunger March raised more than $12,000 that was distributed to local, regional, and international organizations.

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Jefferson parish and school mourns death of graduate Print
Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

JEFFERSON -- St. John the Baptist School eighth grade teacher Margie Schels admits "it was a rough week."

She explained, "A very dear student, who just graduated from St. John the Baptist School in June, died on the evening of September 3. Kena (Makena Suzanne-Lynn Eighmy) had battled leukemia for four years, and God decided he needed her at home," said Schels.

"It has been rough for adults and students alike, but we continue to be a loving community that supports one another through the toughest of times.

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"They tell us we are the hope for a better world. But who gives us hope?" a young woman asked the pope. He replied that the horrors of the world are no match for Jesus.

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