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Christian Service Hours

A reminder that students are required to complete a total of 20 hours per year of service hours to fulfill their graduation requirement.  Seniors--all your hours are due one month before graduation.  You can check student hours on RenWeb.  If you need some ideas of volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteermatch.org or scvolunteercenter.org

Get on the Bus

Get On The Bus brings children and their caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison. An annual event, Get On The Bus offers free transportation for the children and their caregivers to the prison. Each child is provided a travel bag, a photo with his or her parent, and meals for the day. On the trip home, the child receives a teddy bear with a letter from their parent.

As part of our ministry we have supported this organization in the past and this year will continue to do so as a Salesian community.  St. Francis High School and the confirmation students from Our Lady Help of Christians will collaboratively collect bears for the month of February.  Together in Spirit we will show what it means to be a Salesian Teen by serving other children.  All donated bears can be dropped off in Ms. McLeod’s room.

For more information about Get On The Bus visit their link http://www.getonthebus.us/

Lent: February 10- March 24, 2016

Ash Wednesday: All are invited to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with us in the BAC on February 10th at 7:50 am.

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. Every Lent, Catholics in the United States do something amazing as their prayers, fasting, and almsgiving become lifesaving aid for millions of individuals living in conditions of poverty around the world. The hungry are fed; the thirsty are given drink; the homeless find shelter. This has been going on for more than 40 years and is the impact of CRS Rice Bowl. What you give up for Lent can change lives! A simple cardboard box—a CRS Rice Bowl—inspires prayers, fasting, and almsgiving within Catholic families across the U.S. and delivers hope to millions around the world. For more information visit http://www.crsricebowl.org/.

On Friday, February 19 at 10:54 am, we will have a guest speaker, Mr. Thomas Awiapo. All are welcome to attend. Mr. Awiapo was an orphan at age 10 in Ghana.  He will share his life story and how the Catholic Relief Services helped him.

40 acts of generosity: 40acts is a generosity challenge, which invites people to do Lent a bit differently. During the forty days of Lent, SF Sharks will be invited to take part in forty simple acts of generosity that will challenge them to ‘do Lent generously’ in 2016.

Lent, when Jesus prepared to give himself up as a sacrifice, marks a pivotal point in the history of the church. Traditionally we mark Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness?

Small acts of generosity performed by 260 SF Sharks has the power to make a big change to our communities, to our churches and ultimately, to our world. To participate in this challenge with us visit http://www.40acts.org.uk.
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