To support fellow Lancers in putting their faith into action during Lent, students in ASB and Campus Student Ministries are encouraging their peers to participate in school-wide projects that focus on the three traditional pillars of the season — fasting, prayer and almsgiving.
Students are asked to contribute $15 to to benefit the local and global Holy Cross family. In return they receive a purple shirt that can be worn every Friday during the six weeks of Lent. The shirt serves as a visual reminder that as Holy Cross men and women we take care of each other and stand in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice.
The students are also encouraged to collect hygiene products for the poor, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and drop them off in the chapel. These items will be packaged into kits that anyone can pick up at a later date to deliver to someone in need.
Lastly, during the Lenten season, students are receiving a weekly video reflection called Anchor Moments, delivered by a fellow student, faculty or staff member on the topics of faith, hope and love. These inspirational messages are meant to allow community members to encourage and share prayer with one another.
A group of six students — sophomores Domenic Cordova, Siona Francis, Cristina Serrano, Aristotle Vergara II, Klaryssa Yap and freshman Nick LoCastro — have been working behind the scenes to create these meaningful projects to help the school come together during Lent.
“I was drawn to this school because of its emphasis on service, and to be able to make a difference in the lives of others, both at school and in the community, is a humbling experience,” said Aristotle.