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 St. Patrick's School is about:  Children Helping Children

Dear St. Patrick's Parents,

During the Season of Lent, we pray more, give alms and fast.  As a school community we will continue to pray each day.

At St. Patrick's School our Lenten almsgiving is about children helping children.  We are supporting Chalice Children during the Season of Lent.  There will be an opportunity for our children to contribute (what they are able to) on an ongoing basis throughout the Season of Lent.  Our children are encouraged to make donations to Chalice Children by doing special jobs for family or friends.  On Friday, April 15, St. Patrick's School, will be hosting our second Missions yard sale to support Chalice Children.  We are accepting treasures (gently used toys, books, costume jewellery, CDs, DVDs, etc.) the week of April 11 to April 14.  

Chalice Children is a prayer-based community helping to bring Christ to those who hunger and thirst physically or spiritually.  Chalice's work around the work supports over 45,000 children and the elderly in 15 countries.  Chalice supports relationships of life and love.  Through partnerships with religious communities and lay people, Chalice provides nourishing food, medical and dental care, clothing and the opportunity to go to school.  Partnerships offer a relationship of nurturing and prayer which fills the most essential human need:  the knowledge that someone loves and cares for them.  Children and adults can express their faith and love for God and neighbour through actions and prayer.  Chalice seeks to share Christ with those most in need.

The last way we prepare ourselves for Lent is by fasting or "giving up", which may include special foods, television or by giving up bad habits such as disrespect, complaining, etc.  Lent provides us with the opportunity to be a "positive blessing" to others. Lent also provides us with another opportunity to be more like Jesus.

Blessings to you and your family throughout the Lenten Season,

Paula Nowak-Droog


St. André Bessette Trust Fund

Mission Statement

The mission of The St. André Bessette Trust Fund is in keeping with the mission of Jesus Christ, whose primary concern was for those who may find themselves in need.  The Fund will support those in our Catholic schools whose learning and well-being would be enhanced by the benefits it would provide.

Why a St. André Bessette Trust Fund?

The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board recognizes that sometimes existing resources do not always fulfill each and every individual need.  The St. André Bessette Trust Fund has been established to help students' families whose needs are beyond what organizations such as food banks, snow suit funds, breakfast clubs and the like, can offer.

How it works...

Funded entirely by gifts, charitable donations and bequests from individuals and corporations, The St. André Bessette Trust Fund is overseen by a committee of community volunteers and Huron-Perth employees.  It is important to note that 100% of all monies donated to the Fund are disbursed to those in need, and all administrative and committee work is carried out by volunteers.

How you can help...

There are a number of ways - large and small - that you or your company can support the work of the St. André Bessette Trust Fund as charitable donations are truly the foundation of the work carried out through this initiative. 

Organizations may contribute by making The St. André Bessette Trust Fund the recipient of the proceeds from a special event.

  • Many companies also offer matching gift programs and incentives that will double, even triple a donation's value.
  • The Fund also accepts gifts in kind for our own fundraising initiatives.