St Pio de Pietrelcina Parish Catechism Students ‘Help the Homeless’


EAST HAVEN, CT – Elementary school children in the Catechism class at Saint Pio Parish of Pietrelcina are finding meaning in hands-on learning through giving. And the best way to do that is with hands-on projects. This project aimed to help the homeless.

“Kids in Religious Education are always eager to help those in their community,” said coordinator Carol Silva.

In this case, through a sock drive.

“The students accomplished all of this through their own hard work,” she said. The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders created their own signs and “decorative collection boxes to place in each parish church.”

Soon the donation boxes started to fill up.

“The socks started pouring in, donated by parishioners in our community,” Silva said.

The catechism class students then separated the socks by size during last Tuesday evening’s class.

“They’re always thinking of amazing ways to help their community,” said teacher Tina Hedley.

This project aimed to help the homeless. (Parish of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina/Carol Silva)

About St Pio de Pietrelcina Parish

The Catholic Community of East Haven was born on June 29, 2017, from the merger of the three Catholic parishes of East Haven: Saint Vincent de Paul, consecrated in 1914; Our Lady of Pompeii, consecrated in 1947; Saint Clare, consecrated in 1966. In August 2019 Saint Bernadette became part of the parish community of St Pio of Pietrelcina.


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