If you do not go to the supermarket or redemption center during social distancing, and if you have the room, you may keep your cans and bottles and donate them to us once we are able to return to our school.
For over 15 years, members of the Northwest Catholic community, including students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni, have prepared a meal on the first Monday of each month at Manna Meals. This meal, held at the parish center of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, was started by Mrs. Gillespie and student Shana Moynihan '05 through the Hands On Hartford organization (originally called Center City Churches). The monthly meal remains an active part of the Campus Ministry program.
Our standard meal has evolved over the years based on nutritional needs, availability, and suggestions from the guests. It currently consists of homemade Chicken Catalina, noodles Alfredo, corn, tossed salad, fruit salad, bread and dessert, usually brownies with ice cream. All members of the Northwest Catholic community are invited to participate by donating food through our SignUpGenius LINK and/or by donating your time. Students can ride a school bus/van from school or can meet at the parish center. Others can meet us directly at the parish center by 5:00 pm. We are usually done by 7:00 pm. We serve our meal through the summer as well.
NWC Director of Campus Ministry Chris Haddad and his sons lent a hand at the St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry this week. The pantry allowed only one family in at a time to work, then let only one family in at a time in to gather food. It was a long but important process.
Northwest Catholic was delighted to welcome Hartford Courant photographer Kassi Jackson to Mass on Ash Wednesday. The Northwest Catholic community gathered in the Rice Auditorium for the special service that marked the beginning of Lent.
Students in the Global Awareness Club recently spearheaded two projects to benefit the students at Divine Mercy Girls Seminary in Bukoba, Tanzania.
Students from Northwest Catholic attended the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.
Every December Northwest Catholic's freshman class organize the Annual Toy Drive, and every year the drive gets more and more successful. This year Campus Ministry students delivered hundreds of toys to the Catholic Worker in Hartford.