Thank you, Holy Spirit!
Every year we are amazed by our annual accomplishments, and this year has been nothing short of incredible! Throughout the year we have a variety of service projects. Each grade, in addition to National Junior Honor Society and Student Council, complete service projects.
For example, this year, 1st Grade made birthday bags for our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. The students made bags full of all of the birthday essentials (cake mix, cake pan, decorations, etc.) and handmade birthday cards for the recipients to enjoy. They quickly received a note back from the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry thanking them for this great project and telling the students how much the recipients were enjoying their birthday bags!
3rd Grade raised money for the Animal Defense League through their Book Club Lemonade Stand and recently donated $300 in a check presentation with Ms. Lee and Rubble.
4th Grade visited Padua Place, a retired home for priests, at Christmastime and sang Christmas Carols. The students had the opportunity to visit with the residents and give them handmade Christmas cards that the students made. One of the priests who enjoyed really their visit was Monsignor Alois Goertz, who served Holy Spirit in the 1960s.
While many of our service projects remain at the grade level, many also involve the whole school.
NJHS, with the whole school’s help, donated more than 500 toys to Bill’s Elves. Knowing that children, who might not have gifts under their tree, were going to receive presents was a true joy! Our NJHS students also donated a morning of service to the Ronald McDonald House a couple of months ago. They prayed with families, cleaned, and served breakfast for the residents.
Just after Christmas, Student Council donated more than 140 blankets to homeless through the Church Under the Bridge.
Most recently, 6th Grade recently collected 615 lbs. of peanut butter to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry & San Antonio Food Bank. Being that peanut butter is one of the most popular protein options for the summer, this was an extremely meaningful donation.
When you think about how many families were impacted by the work of our students, you can’t help but feel joy and pride! Holy Spirit does an excellent job serving our San Antonio community through a variety of service projects each year. If you helped, donated, drove to the service project, or volunteered anywhere along the way…THANK YOU! You made a difference, and we appreciate you!