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2014 Scecina Service Day

Crusaders served at Holy Cross Church by helping to clean up the church grounds.

Scecina’s annual Service Day was held on Monday, Sept. 15th. Members of the freshmen and sophomore classes spent their day in service to 16 sites around the community. The day began with a brief prayer service, and then the students were split into their service site groups to meet each other and begin the day’s activities.

The students performed service in many locations around the East Side and into Downtown Indianapolis. Many of the East Side Deanery parishes and schools hosted students on their day of service including Holy Cross, Holy Spirit, Little Flower, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Lawrence, and St. Philip Neri. Service at these sites included general weeding and lawn work, church cleaning, and various jobs at the elementary schools.

Several new sites were added this year to help accommodate the larger classes. According to the teachers, the students got into the assignment and were happy to know that their work was helping someone in need. Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair led a walking expedition to Ellenberger Park and picked up trash along the way. Mr. Matt Black took a group to Marian University where they helped the Eco Lab finish their fall planting. Mr. Aaron Calton and Mrs. Nikki Rosswurm led a group to help Habitat for Humanity for the day and painted a house. Students also served at the Wheeler Mission thrift store, the St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy Center, and the YMCA in Ransburg.

But no Service Day would be complete without a trip to the Irish Fest downtown or without service completed at Scecina. Principal Hegarty led a group of nearly 40 students to Military Park where the students cleared trash and helped pull down the fences and equipment used during the weekend festival. The students who remained at Scecina rolled up their sleeves to scrub the bleachers, re-organize costumes and props, and clean out under the stage. Those who left for the day and returned should have noticed a big difference.

Service Day is a wonderful opportunity for the Scecina community to “give that little extra” back to the community. This day of hard work and service ended back at Scecina with a prayer service. Students listened to Scripture, offered petitions, and entered into prayer through music. As they sang the closing song, the students hopefully realized that they had lived these words out in this day of service:

“So carry your candle run to the darkness Seek out the lonely the tired and worn Hold out your candle for all to see it Take your candle and go light your world.”


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1. Rebecca Catellier Bandy wrote:
I wish they would have had a Service Day when I was a student. We had 360 students in our class of make a big impacted on the Community. I admire these young people for their volunteering. I hope that Service Day will continue through the whole year and include the upperclassman as well.

Fri, October 3, 2014 @ 5:11 PM

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