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Service Opportunities During the Christmas Season and Beyond

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Works of Mercy Service Hours

5 Works of Mercy Service Hours are due on Friday, December 9. Our “Light of the World” service program is an annual and graduation requirement: 15 hours, with a minimum of 10 works of mercy hours and maximum of 5 other hours. Guidelines and the service report form are posted on the BT website (Home Page: Spiritual Life→Campus Ministry/Light of the World→Light of the World Service Program).

Service Opportunities During the Christmas Season and Beyond

Christmas offers a wonderful opportunity for students (families, too!) to give their time and talent to help those in need. Following are some suggestions. You may also want to contact your parish and other organizations you have served to find out if they need help during the Christmas season.

                                Adopt-A-Family

The week of December 5, immediately after school, Campus Ministry will need students to help collect, sort and pack our Adopt-A-Family Christmas presents. Helpers will receive works of mercy service hours. We expect to collect over 1000 gifts for the families we are adopting and helping to make their Christmas wishes come true.

CURE Holiday Party
Each year, CURE Childhood Cancer hosts a holiday party for all of their CURE families. This year’s party will take place December 4, from 2-4 pm, at the Atlanta Event Center at OPERA. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Branch at lisa@curechildhoodcancer.org or 770.986.0035 ex. 22.

North Fulton Community Charities

Help with holiday gift intake and distribution, the Santa Shop and more. Visit www.nfccholiday.org for details.

Hosea Feed the Homeless

Serve dinner on Christmas Day at Turner Field. Register on line, as an individual or family: www.hoseafeedthehungry.com. Children under 12 yrs. old are not accepted. 

St. Peter Chanel has a 7:30 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day so BT families can go to Mass before going downtown. 

Work in the HFTH warehouse the week prior to Christmas (10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 1035 Donnelly Ave., Atlanta, GA 30310) helping to prepare for the Christmas dinner event (not necessary to register-just arrive).

                                Sam Robb Basketball Tournament, December 27-29

The Sam Robb Memorial Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament will be held on December 27 – 29, 2011. Tournament is for 4th-8th grade boys and girls and will be played at Blessed Trinity, Queen of Angels, St. Jude and Holy Redeemer Catholic Schools. For more information and to volunteer at the tournament, email Annamarie Robb at hoopsinfo@samrobb.com

Sam Robb, a rising athlete at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2002 at the age of 15. After countless rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries, Sam’s cancer was in remission. However, due to the illness, Sam would be unable to play the sports he loved. Sam did not give up his dream of being an athlete and changed his focus to other sports that could accommodate his new physical limitations. Sadly, on June 25, 2007, Sam Robb lost his battle with an unexpected relapse of the cancer. This tournament is a tribute to Sam and his perseverance to be an athlete no matter the obstacles. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit The Sam Robb Fund within Cure Childhood Cancer, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancers.

                MUST Ministries

Families can provide and serve meals at MUST’s Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen. Visit www.mustministries.org/volunteers or call the Volunteer Office 678.218.4536 for details.

St. Francis Table

On Saturday mornings, volunteers at St. Francis Table help set up and serve food (7 a.m. – noon) to the homeless in the basement of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception downtown. Call ahead to reserve your spot: 404.521.1866.

                        BT Blood Drive

On Friday, January 20, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the Red Cross will be at BT for our annual blood drive. Parents and students*are invited to give blood. You can schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org, and enter the sponsor code: blessed--or contact Campus Ministry.

Eat a hearty breakfast/lunch, drink lots of water. *Donors must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Students who are 16 years old must complete a Red Cross parental consent form that is available in Campus Ministry. Visit the Red Cross website for details on weight and height restrictions for men and women.

March for Life

BT for Life club and any students who want to join them will participate in the March for Life in downtown Atlanta on Monday, January 23. We will leave immediately after the All School Mass that morning. This silent march starts at the State Capitol, winds its way around downtown and returns to the Capitol. The rosary is prayed along the route. Just prior to the March, Mass for the Unborn is celebrated at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with people standing in the aisles and outside. The March for Life demonstrates our support of the position that all individuals have the right to life from conception to natural death.   Permission forms will be available in Mrs. Hurley’s classroom and in Campus Ministry.