Emmaus Ministries and Catholic Schools Week (part 1)

"God has provided this world with enough food for all people to survive," said Father Mike DeMartinis to the second and third graders at St. Luke's Catholic School who were preparing soup for the guests at Emmaus as their service activity during Catholic Schools Week. "And though we have enough food in this world, not everyone has enough food to eat. That's why we're working with Emmaus today to make a meal - we want to ensure that we share the food we have with others who don't have any and are hungry."

Both St. Luke's and Our Lady of Peace Catholic schools chose to support Emmaus Ministries as a part of developing their "zeal for service to others," during this Catholic Schools Week.

The students from Our Lady of Peace collected and delivered personal care items, cleaning supplies, and various food items to the soup kitchen. In addition, the students of St. Luke's prepared an entire meal for the Emmaus Soup Kitchen.

The preschool and pre-Kindergarten students at St. Luke's put together several hundred bags of candy for guests to take home; the kindergarten and first graders made 250 ham or turkey and cheese sandwiches; the second and third graders made minestrone soup; the fourth graders put together pans of homemade macaroni salad; the fifth graders put together pans of homemade potato salad; the sixth and seventh graders put together several hundreds of bags of cookies for guests to take home; the eighth graders made cookies; and the faculty put together 25 pans of homemade lasagna. They also donated $176.62 for Emmaus.

Photo: Students from OLP with their donations to Emmaus

Read this story and more on the Emmaus Ministries web page.