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All Saints Students Are ‘Saints Who Serve’

MOUNDSVILLE — How do All Saints students start and end their school day? By answering the question, “Who are we?” The answer … “Saints Who Serve!” For ASCS students, these are not just words. The students live these words in the ongoing service learning program at All Saints Catholic School.

Inspiring a passion for service is a large part of our mission statement at All Saints Catholic School. During the Year of Mercy, our students completed monthly service projects focusing on the Corporal Works of Mercy. All Saints Catholic School fed the hungry, clothed the naked, sheltered the homeless, visited the sick and imprisoned, buried the dead and gave alms to the poor. Our students participated in various food and clothing drives, a Christmas toy drive for needy families, donated to local families and hospitals for those who are sick, visited nursing homes and the Marshall County Animal Shelter, where students volunteered their time for an entire month.

We held special prayer services to honor and pray for the dead, and most importantly, our students learned about giving to those in need. These actions truly embody our mission statement of inspiring a passion for service and learning.

Our children do not simply perform acts of service and forget it, rather, they participate in service-learning activities to reflect on how their service impacts others. Service learning helps to inspire a lifelong love for serving others.

Here’s an example of the impact of our program:

Paige Gorby, an All Saints third grader, recently donated several bags of clothing, on her own, to the House of the Carpenter II in Moundsville. Her dad sent us this picture and told us how inspired she is by our service learning program and how she wants to help others in need. This is what our mission is all about — inspiring a passion for service. Paige’s passion will inspire others. We are SAINTS WHO SERVE!

Our mission statement is: All Saints Catholic School is dedicated to respecting diversity and inspiring a passion for service and learning by providing an enriched education that addresses students’ unique learning styles through a strong Catholic foundation. Our mission statement is a blueprint for everything we do from academics and Catholic identity to teaching our students to be lifelong learners with a strong devotion to serving others.

In the world today, society and social media can sometimes have a negative effect on our young people.

At All Saints Catholic School, our students learn that loving and serving others is what it is all about. We focus on the quote from St. Teresa of Calcutta, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Our hope is that through our service learning program, our students will begin creating ripples that will help to change society in a positive way.

To learn more about our service learning program, or for more information on All Saints Catholic School, call 304-845-6137 or visit our website: AllSaintsWV.org. Registration for next year begins Feb. 6. We start the week with an Early Childhood Open House held from 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

Call to reserve your spot.

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