29 Jun 2015

CHS Hosts Second United States Province Mission Experience

From June 21-26, CHS hosted 53 students from six schools for a week of service here in Baton Rouge.  The 2nd Annual Brothers of the Sacred Heart United States Province Mission Experience partnered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Charities to work on various projects and serve the poor.  Students painted the interiors of several apartments, organized medication at the pharmacy, served food at the soup kitchen, sorted donations at the warehouse and provided the labor for countless other tasks. 

The students were from Brother Martin, ED White, St. Stanislaus, Vandebilt, and the Brothers’ school in Nashua, New Hampshire – Bishop Guertin.  In fact, Bishop Guertin was the largest participating group with 19 students.

In addition to the work of each day, students gathered for morning prayer in the Brothers’ chapel – each day led by a different combination of schools.  On the final night, students celebrated mass with the retired Brothers living in the house next door to CHS.   This celebration was a reunion of sorts for all these Brothers who have spent time at the various schools participating.  In the evenings, students got to experience Baton Rouge, touring LSU and downtown, as well as other organized activities.

íÍThe entire experience was truly guided by the Spirit and was a deep expression of the Charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart,íñ said CHS Campus Minister Scott Losavio.