Martin Luther King Day On not Off

DSCN5981This past Monday, the Archdiocese of New Orleans sponsored a service day, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., entitled “A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on not Day off.”

Students from throughout the Archdiocese met at Jesuit early in the morning for juice and doughnuts.  Archbishop Gregory Aymond CJ ’67 set the tone for the day with a beautiful prayer service inspired by the words of Dr. King.  He referred to teenagers today as “the young Church of New Orleans.”

Then the group dispersed through the community to do service.  Mr. Baier led a group to Marrero, where they worked in the garden at Cafe Hope, on Barataria Blvd.  Ms. Sterwart led a group to the Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves all of south Louisiana.  Brother Martin students were joined by students from St. Augustine and Archbishop Chapelle to complete a massive clean-up of the huge warehouse.