Stars of service

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
German teacher Verena Luthy-Clay, center, of the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield helps a pair of students, both juniors, make sandwiches as part of All School Service Day May 28.

German teacher Verena Luthy-Clay, center, of the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield helps students, Greta Hartung, left, and Michaela Hoffman, right, make sandwiches as part of All School Service Day May 28. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield hosted an All School Service Day May 28. The second annual event involves all students participating in service activities throughout the day, and was organized by AHA service coordinator Paul Ruhland. A group of juniors made sandwiches for a local organization called The Sandwich Project, with the sandwiches to be distributed to those in need.

Some students went off campus to volunteer for local organizations, while others stayed on school grounds and, in some cases, worked with local Catholic grade school students who came to Holy Angels for a retreat. The 25 project sites included St. Vincent DePaul, ARC Value Village, Bridging, The Wood Lake Nature Center and Good in the Hood. The day began with Mass celebrated by alumnus Father Paul Licktieg, a Jesuit serving in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“By being active in service for four years, Holy Angels graduates gain a deeper understanding of themselves; the needs of their community; the root causes of social concerns such as poverty, hunger, discrimination, violence, consumerism; and the treatment of those who are marginalized,” the school said in a statement.

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