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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • St. Joseph students walk for poor

  • St. Joseph Catholic School once again participated in the Walk in Sister’s Shoes campaign for the Diocese of Wichita.
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  • St. Joseph Catholic School once again participated in the Walk in Sister’s Shoes campaign for the Diocese of Wichita. Seven years ago, Bishop Michael Jackels established the St. Katherine Drexel Catholic School Fund to help the parishes and schools, which serve the greatest number of the poorest families. The Diocese of Wichita now has 10 schools in which 50 percent or more of its students qualify as low income and 23 schools in which 30 percent or more qualify. St. Katharine Drexel of Philadelphia was one of the wealthiest women of her time. She used all her wealth to build schools across the United States for the very poorest children. She denied herself everything, even wearing her shoes after they were completely worn out and could no longer be repaired so that everything could be spent for her schools. That is why the diocesan-wide campaign to help the poorest schools is called “Walk in Sister’s Shoes.” Students collected donations after Mass on Nov. 3 and 4 and combined it with money collected for a $1 jeans day at school. They agreed they would walk one mile for every dollar collected. The walk took place on Nov. 6. Although our parish school does not directly receive money from the Drexel Fund, this is an opportunity for our children to learn about stewardship and help those less fortunate. The school wishes to thank those who supported this cause.

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