The students along with their chaperones volunteered their time in the community to various organizations in Bergen and Essex Counties including P.G. Chambers School, Wellington Nursing Home, Felician Sisters Convent, Felician Day Care Center, Felician School for Exceptional Children, Mercy House, St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Regent Nursing Home, New Bridge Medical Center, Humane Society, and the Felician Seeds of Hope Project.
Throughout the day the students exhibited the five Felician Core Values. A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education. ICHS administration received so many wonderful comments and feedback, below are just a few of them.
Timothy Murphy, ICHS Religion Teacher shared, “The students who went to the St. John’s Soup Kitchen today had a great time. I think it gave them a whole new perspective on the plight of the hungry. For one thing they learned that not all those who are nutritionally deprived are homeless. I think they got a real sense of accomplishment because they packed and then served over two hundred meals and endured the cold just as the clients did.”
Robert A Sciolaro, Principal, The Felician School shared, “I write to you on behalf of the students, faculty, staff and administration of FSEC that having the students of Immaculate Conception High School in our school today was a pleasure. The students who visited today are to be commended for their positive attitudes, polite and courteous manners and enthusiasm shown throughout the day. They brought a fresh energy to our school, and it was appreciated.”
Amara D’Aquanni, Coordinator, P.G. Chambers School shared “What a wonderful morning with the students from ICHS! It is refreshing to see young women who are respectful and eager to learn. Their compassion and enthusiasm showed while interacting with our children with disabilities. We welcome them back to PGCS anytime.”
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