A Few Words about Christian Living
The Christian Living committee was established to foster spiritual growth and discipleship among our students. It is a model of stewardship in action. While it serves to reinforce the values of compassion and empathy that are first introduced at home and in the classroom, the projects that we sponsor attempt to show the students that they can lend a hand by giving back to the community both through volunteerism, donations, and especially through random acts of kindness.
In addition to our volunteerism, Christian Living holds a number of collections and other outreach activities which raise money for charitable organizations. During every First Friday Mass, the students make donations of items that are in demand at local charities. Students have also held food drives, toy drives, warm clothing drives, and book drives. Throughout the school year, the Christian Living Committee also sponsors a Monday Hot Lunch. All of the funds that are raised are donated to various charities and organizations which the committee decides on during the course of the year. The lunch nets close to $6,000!!. On early dismissal Wednesday, middle school and junior high students volunteer in the clothing closet and pantry at Sacred Heart Community Services, South San Jose. They typically spend two hours assisting with hanging clothes and sorting food for Sacred Heart clients. These forms of service and giving are good examples of how we as Christians can live up to the one thing that God asks of us in Hebrews 10:24, "Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds." Our duty as Jesus’ disciples is to walk in His footsteps as closely as we can. Our objective while on earth should not only be to recognize this light which He has given us, but to carry it and walk with it each day as best we can. Often times we ask ourselves, "Well what difference can I make?" The answer: You can make THE difference.
Edward Everett said, "I am only one, But I am still one. I cannot do everything. But still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."