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Catholic Schools Week Media Tipsheet

January 22, 2020 (Louisville, Ky.)–For information, call: Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291 (office) or 502/417-7187 (cell).

Assumption High School Will Hold Think Globally, Act Locally Initiatives

Because the word “catholic” means “universal,” Assumption High School (2170 Tyler Lane, Louisville) is focusing on “universal” issues of human dignity, compassion for those in need and solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the globe.  Assumption is calling on students to be both “Catholic” with a capital “C” and “catholic” with a small “c” by taking local actions in support of global issues.  The Sisters of Mercy, who sponsor Assumption, focus on five social justice critical concerns: women, earth, anti-racism, non-violence and immigration.  These Catholic Schools Week activities will support all of them. Specific initiatives include:

  1. Advocacy is a way to take a local action to address global concerns. Come together with other concerned students on Thursday, January 30, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. in room C102 and write postcards, send emails and leave voice mails to advocate for laws that will help people around the globe in great need.  No experience needed!
  2. Consider purchasing a Pulsera bracelet solve by the Y-Club in the café to support artisans in Central America who face poverty, food insecurity, and violence. Details to come from Y-Club!
  3. The La Casita Center assists many refugees and immigrants from Central America here in Louisville. Consider donating much-needed feminine hygiene products for the center.
  4. Assumption will continue to promote information and photos of the school Assumption has sponsored in Cambodia. Assumption High School students acted locally to raise money for this school 10 years ago, and this school continues to help lift people out of poverty on the other side of the globe.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Steutermann, 502-271-2602 or MaryAnn.Steutermann@AHSRockets.org.

Saint James School, Elizabethtown, Holds Community Breakfast, Mass with Archbishop Kurtz and Collection for Feeding American Backpack Program

On Tuesday, January 28, Saint James School (402 Robinbrooke Blvd., Elizabethtown, Ky.) will hold a community breakfast from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. The school invited representatives from the local business community to enjoy breakfast and a program highlighting the gifts and accomplishments of students, including STEM demonstrations, the percussion ensemble, and scholarship recipients.

On Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 a.m., Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will celebrate Mass for Saint James School. After the Mass, he will share his vocation story with students.

On Thursday, January 30, at 1:30 p.m. middle school students at Saint James will stuff backpacks with items supporting Feeding America’s Backpack Program. These items will be collected all week from students in all grades of the school.  Representatives from Feeding America will attend to collect the backpacks and to explain how bags will be distributed.

For more information, contact Jennifer Moran, 270-765-7011 or jmoran@stjames-etown.org

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