08 Jul 2016

Students Attend Brothers of the Sacred Heart US Province Mission in New Hampshire

Twelve CHS students and two teachers joined students and faculty from other Brothers’ schools in the United States Province, along with Brother Bernard Couvillion and Brother Michael Migacz, for a mission experience hosted by Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire, June 19-25. 

Participating students were Houston Carley, Dallas Day, Jude Franklin, Adam Langlois, Tyler Rogers-Himel, Jake Rovira, Jared Sapia, Jeremy Sapia, Nicholas Stuart, Grant Telhiard, Andrew Trammell and  Renard Woodard. CHS faculty members Fiona Conroy and Scott Losavio also attended.

Every morning, students from each of the school took turns leading the group in a prayer before heading off to four separate work sites coordinated by Catholic Charities. The work mostly involved painting projects and yard work, but a key element of the experience was interacting with the homeowners – learning their stories, sharing lunch with them and praying with them.  

“Between Student Ministry Workshop and this mission trip, I’m beginning to see the great connection we have with these students from the other Brothers’ schools.”
Jake Rovira ’17 

Although the experience was hosted by Bishop Guertin High School, which is located in Nashua, NH, the group stayed in a camp in Bethlehem and worked near Littleton, a small town nestled in White Mountain National Park.  This setting afforded the group of 40 total students the opportunity to go on a few amazing hikes, watch a sunset from the top of a mountain and swim in a very cold lake. 

“I could not have imagined that I would get to meet so many incredible people.”
Renard Woodard ’17

Other schools participating included St. Joseph’s High School (Metuchen, NJ), Brother Martin High School (New Orleans) and St. Stanislaus College (Bay St. Louis).  It was an extraordinary week of work, adventure, prayer and building relationships – a true representation of the Brothers’ charism. 

“This experience is something I’ll remember the rest of my life.”
Nicholas Stuart ’17