2017-02-02 / In the News

St. James celebrates Catholic Schools Week

As part of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29- Feb. 4), students at St. James School in Biddeford will complete a service project that displays gratitude and respect for heroes that have served the nation. On Tuesday, January 31, the school community will show its patriotism by wearing red, white and blue and bring in donations of T-shirts, boxer shorts, sweatpants, body wash, deodorant and Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics sports apparel. All of the items collected will be delivered to Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.

The service project is one of the many activities planned by the school for Catholic Schools Week, which celebrates the mission of Catholic schools: To evangelize students by nourishing faith and encouraging academic excellence while accentuating the importance of community and service in a nurturing environment.

In addition, fun activities like a stuffed animal day and “buddy projects” are scheduled. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the students will thank volunteers at a special Mass and write thank you notes to the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec and retired area priests for their contributions and friendship and on Thursday, February 2, a school-wide academic fair will be held for students to showcase their hard work to family and friends. volleyball in Maine. This year, there are 315 girls aged 8 to 18 playing on Maine Juniors teams, and the club plans to develop programs for boys and younger children.

Information on sports, facility rental and corporate sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting Kris Dorer, arena director, at arena@mainejuniors.org or 590- 1486.

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