Two days before Thanksgiving, Bishop Dennis Sullivan joined Paul VI High School’s National Honors Society students in packing meals for Camden’s needy families.
The Haddon Township school partnered with Holy Name to provide 50 families of the North Camden school a happy Thanksgiving complete with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and other dinner favorites.
The bishop’s participation at Paul VI highlighted the charitable work done every Thanksgiving by parishes, schools, organizations and Catholic Charities in every part of the six counties of the Diocese of Camden.
After collecting donations from the Paul VI school community, juniors and seniors of the National Honor Society sorted the items and packed them in 50 boxes, before being shipped to Holy Name school.
Father John Rossi, Director of Catholic Identity at Paul VI, called the annual food drive a reminder to the 9th-12th graders that “everything God has given us is a gift, and the center of our Christian life is being thankful.”
“Just as he has given us so much, we are called to give back,” he said.