Freshman Retreat

On Thursday, September 25th, the Freshman Class enjoyed an afternoon of prayer, service, and fun. Fr. Stephen Dardis, L.C. celebrated Mass for the girls and their parents. Fr. Dardis encouraged the girls to live out their faith through simple acts of love using the acronym G.R.E.E.N. which stood for get out of the palace, reach out, empathize, emphasize the details, and no limits.

After lunch, students engaged in a service learning workshop. Special thanks to Ms. Tanya Cenac and Ms. Dana Kirkpatrick who shared personal experiences of volunteering at the Harry Thompson Center, a ministry to homeless individuals and families living in downtown New Orleans. The freshmen put together “hygiene kits” consisting of clean socks and toiletry items that will be distributed at the center.

To cap off the day, some special “celebrity” guests surprised the freshmen with dancing and a Disney song lip sync competition. Click here to see the photo gallery!

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On Friday, October 9th, Sr. Pat Harvat O.P. and Katie Almon delivered over 100 hygiene kits to the Harry Thompson Center in downtown New Orleans. Touring the facility, Sr. Pat and Mrs. Almon met some of the homeless men who receive support from the center and brainstormed with the staff on other ways the DHS student body could pitch in. The Harry Thompson Center serves about 150 persons per day and 4,000 people each year. Plans are already in the works for a cold weather clothing drive this winter! Click the pictures below to view the gallery!