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Students, Families Participate in Holy Week Missions

Posted: 5/8/2019

We had three teams of students, parents, and campus ministers participate in Holy Week missions here in downtown Atlanta, in Clarkston, Georgia, and in New York City.

Students Serve the Poor and Homeless in Atlanta during Holy Week
This past Holy Week, 150 teens and college students participated in Mercy Missions Atlanta sponsored by Regnum Christi. These teens spent Holy Week sleeping at Cristo Rey Atlanta and serving the poor and homeless at over 20 different locations downtown. We had about 15 students led by Father John and a number of HSP graduates attend the missions in Atlanta. Some of the mission activities included: a Live Stations of the Cross in downtown Atlanta; an Easter Carnival for immigrants with the Missionaries of Charity; visiting the homeless in Hurt Park on the Georgia State campus; carrying a cross through the Georgia Tech campus and the streets of downtown Atlanta; and attending all the Holy Week services at Sacred Heart Basilica.

Lower School Families Host Easter Carnival for Refugees
A group of about ten Lower School families spent Holy Saturday of this past Holy Week helping organize an Easter Carnival for 200 immigrants in Clarkston, GA. This group has been meeting this past year on a monthly basis for family fellowship, formation, and prayer. The families organized a face painting station, a balloon animals station, an egg hunt, and a balloon rosary for the Easter Carnival.

Upper School Boys Travel for Holy Week Missions in NYC
Father Juan took seven Upper School boys to New York City to participate in Holy Week missions hosted by Regnum Christi. These boys participated in a Cross Walk, Midnight Run, Living Stations of the Cross, Angel for a Day for underprivileged children in Harlem, Street Missions in Soho promoting Confession/Holy Week Ceremonies at St Patrick’s Old Cathedral, leadership training, and spiritual activities.