Students make 100 sandwiches for the homeless

March 22, 2019


ARLINGTON, Va. – Saint Ann Catholic School students have a long tradition of putting Christ’s words into action by caring for the poor and marginalized. This Lent, they are preparing sandwiches for Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter. From March 7 through April 4, two grades will be assigned a Thursday after school to make the sandwiches. One class will bring sandwich meat and the other bread. With the help of Saint Ann families’ generosity, the students will prepare up to 100 sandwiches for delivery.


Where:         Saint Ann Catholic Church (inside the Parish Hall), 980 North Frederick Street, Arlington

When:           3:15-4 p.m. on the following days:  Thursday, March 28 – 5th & 3rd Grade; Thursday, April 4 – 6th Grade

Fr. Mel Portula, pastor at Saint Ann Catholic Church, says that, throughout the year, students volunteer to support charities such as Borromeo Housing, Catholic Charities, AFAC, and Saint Martin de Porres Senior Center. “Saint Ann students are learning and forming their consciences to be responsive to the needs around them as a way of giving glory to God and, therefore, becoming the best version of themselves God wants to be,” he said.