Monday, March 12, 2018

Lenten Lunch-Making

By: Sister Catherine

Mrs. Eileen Leaman, alum parent and graduate of Trinity School and the former Trinity Prep High School, has dedicated much of her adult life working with the homeless. One of the shelters that she supports is a shelter for homeless men on the grounds of Spring Grove in Catonsville, Maryland. Trinity School has joined Miss Eileen during Lent making lunches for the homeless shelter in Catonsville. Miss Eileen shares with the students what it means to be homeless and how people find themselves homeless for different reasons. She teaches the students how to make a sandwich and forms an assembly line for packaging sandwiches and such as filling the lunch bags with snacks and napkins.

While sandwich-making is in process, younger students decorate the lunch bags with bright colors and touching words, such as God loves you - Bless you - God is with you - Be positive. On each sandwich bag is a post-it with a cheerful message to the recipient. Miss Eileen ends the session by sharing pictures of the shelter, how they celebrate birthdays (often with the first birthday cake ever received) and finally a prayer for the homeless. It is an enriching and spiritual experience for everyone.

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