All-School Service Day
Every year, led by our Director of Faith Formation and parent volunteers, St. Barnabas School holds an All-School Service Day. The idea of this day comes from acting as stewards of our Catholic faith, helping others as Jesus would. It is important to us that our students have opportunities to act as hands of Christ and experience the joy of acting with kindness and compassion toward others.
On this day, every student from pre-school through 8th grade participates in a service project that helps the community in some way. Past examples include: visiting a nursing home, making warm blankets for those less fortunate, crafting Christmas ornaments for soldiers overseas, organizing a clothing drive, making a craft with the developmentally disabled and hosting a tea for grandparents and other special people.
All-School Service Day requires immense dedication from our wonderful parent volunteers, and is the result of a collaborative effort between volunteers and parish & school staff to find and coordinate the wide variety of service projects our students experience. In the end, the joy the students bring to the community and the sense of fulfillment they achieve from helping others makes the day one of the most rewarding of the school year. We can’t wait to see what each year’s Service Day will bring!
To gain a sense of what this day means to the St. Barnabas community, watch the video from All-School Service Day 2018.