Champagnat Society Embarks on Service Trip to Jamaica
In June, over 20 students, faculty, and alumni from Archbishop Molloy High School, representing the St. Marcellin Champagnat Service Society (SMCS), traveled to Jamaica for a week-long service project. The trip was coordinated through Mustard Seed Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to “caring for the most vulnerable populations in society.” Mustard Seed provides services for children and adults with disabilities, teen mothers, those in need of proper nutrition and education, and many other individuals. SMCS assisted with landscaping and the construction of new lodging facilities, stocked pantries with food, clothing and toiletry donations they brought with them, and spent quality time with residents.
Service can take many forms, from physical work to simply sharing a smile, laugh, or hand on the shoulder. Through the actions of SMCS, we see presence, simplicity, family spirit, love of work, and in the way of Mary, all lived out with enthusiasm. We at Molloy are proud of SMCS for acting as great ambassadors for our school and the Marist mission, and we hope that their example will inspire others in our community to answer the call to serve people in need. (Photos courtesy of SMCS)