On Friday, November 6, Goretti’s entire student body held a day of reflection and community service to celebrate the season of thanks. Students in each grade level participated in retreat and service-oriented activities over the course of the day throughout the tristate region. The mission of the activity is to help people in need, broaden the students’ understanding of faith formation, and emphasize the value in giving back to one’s community.
The freshman class broke into groups and visited different locations in the Hagerstown area including Girls, Inc., Restore, Children in Need, the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, and St. Mary Catholic School. The senior class helped organizations in Chambersburg, Pa., Martinsburg, W.Va., and Frederick, Md. as well as Hagerstown. Meanwhile, the sophomore class traveled to the Saint John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C. to learn more about the Catholic faith. The junior class held a day of retreat and reflection with the theme, “Making Moral Decisions.”