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2016 Summer Mission Trips Blessings on the Bayou Labadieville, Louisiana MORE THAN 70 CHS students, alumni, and faculty joined Fr. Michael Alello ’98 and youth from throughout the diocese to “Do Something” at the 2016 Blessings on the Bayou mission experience in June. Fr. Michael opened the doors of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Labadieville to nearly 200 missionaries who spent five days performing service in and around the small bayou town and neighboring communities. Work tasks included: painting, landscaping and cleaning for elderly or disabled members of the parish and larger community; cleaning and maintenance in the parish cemetery; and visiting and praying with shut-ins of the parish. After a hard day’s work, the missionaries would gather each evening for a reflection offered by Fr. Michael, with time for one-on-one sharing, personal reflection and prayer.
St. Anne’s Mission Klagetoh, Arizona IN EARLY JUNE, eight CHS seniors and six students from SJA travelled to the Navajo reservation to spend a week serving the community of St. Anne’s Mission in Klagetoh, Arizona. The students’ primary task was to lead Bible school for the Navajo children of the area. Each day included arts and crafts, music class, a scripture lesson, outdoor games and plenty of piggyback rides. This setting provided the perfect opportunity for the students to really connect with the children of the mission and share Christ’s love. At the end of the week, the children performed music and skits from throughout the week and displayed their art projects. The students also experienced the beautiful scenery of the southwestern U.S., hiking through Canyon de Chelly National Monument, as well as some of the history and culture of the Navajo Nation by participating in a traditional Native American sweat lodge prayer ritual. A Brothers of the Sacred Heart School Since 1894