For Respect Life month, Saint Elizabeth Seton School kicked off a new baby bottle drive to support mothers in the local community. Working alongside Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) we asked what their greatest need was, and they responded with a need for diapers for new mothers. Extra-large baby bottle banks (pink and blue) were purchased for each classroom, the staff room and school office. For the month of October we will work as a T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) to fill the bottles with loose coins and even some dollar bills. With the money collected our student council members will be taken to purchase diapers for NFP that will then be distributed to mothers in need.
We chose this particular group to support as our school nurse Lisa, and some Seton school moms that work for NFP. We know how wonderful their program is, and they support many new mothers in our local East Palo Alto community. A perfect cause, fun project for our school, and a meaningful way for our students to serve others.
On October 7, The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was celebrated at Saint Elizabeth Seton School with Father Michael leading our school Mass, and members from the Order of Malta as our special guests. The Mass concluded with a special blessing of Rosaries purchased by the Order of Malta for all of our students. They then visited each classroom to distribute Rosaries and instruct students at all grade levels on the devotion of the beautiful Rosary that the Virgin Mary gave to us. There are always lots of questions! The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. The name Rosary means “Crown of Roses” – through this devotion Mary draws us closer to Her and to Jesus.