Flying to Those in Need: Sophomore GSO is Sponsoring a Clothing Drive
EBy Nicholas Plante
Every day of the school year, over 1700 Chaminade students present themselves neatly in jacket and tie. Unfortunately, every man on Long Island cannot afford proper business attire. A fair amount of Long Islanders struggle to get the right clothes to wear for occasions such as job interviews. Therefore, Sophomore GSO is sponsoring a clothing drive in accordance with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Long Island.
From Thursday, October 8 to Wednesday, October 14, all students are invited to deliver suit jackets, blazers, shirts, ties, pants, belts, and shoes to the Darby Auditorium lobby before the beginning of homeroom. Donations should include shirts that no longer fit, pants that have been outgrown, ties that have been replaced by new styles, and other business clothing that are simply sitting in closets.
The clothing drive will culminate with a presentation during Sophomore Spirit Day, which is Wednesday, October 14.
Support the Long Island community and bring in some school clothing that you no longer wear!
The voices of the vocal chamber ensemble, echoing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” heralded the completion of one of Chaminade’s most important events yesterday, Thursday, October 1.
On his way out, the Pope marched down the center aisle and passed by where the Flyers were sitting. He waved to them and others in attendance, then made his way out of the Garden. There was a heavenly feeling left in the room as the Holy Father walked out. It was an experience of a lifetime for the Flyers, and a memory that will last forever.
[I]n life, we can take the road that more and more people take in modern society, the road of selfishness, or we can follow the road to the Cross, the dusty road in Jerusalem to self-denial and self-sacrifice.
The main celebrant at Thursday’s Mass was Father Andrew Garnett, the Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in West Islip. Father Andrew graduated from Chaminade in 2006, and Thursday marked the first time he returned to Chaminade to lead Mass.
As the Class of 2019 began their high-school journey, they were introduced to the idea of the “Chaminade Man” and other Chaminade traditions during their 3-C Week which ran from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4.