Advent Service Project

During this Advent season, LCA students have been collecting toys and other items to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Woodland Pantry, an organization that provides food and other items to over 700 households in the central Cleveland area.

On Thursday, December 18, three LCA eighth graders helped load the donated toys onto the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s truck, and then traveled to the pantry on Woodland Avenue to deliver them.

The toys will be distributed on Friday, December 19, starting at 8:30 a.m., but the operations manager expects that customers will start lining up around 5:30 a.m. Of the nearly 300 households that will be served tomorrow, about half are families with children.

After delivering the toys, the LCA students had the opportunity to take a tour of the facility. The Woodland Pantry also distributes groceries to central Cleveland residents on Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., nearly every week of the year.

Thank you to all of the students and families that contributed and helped with this Advent service project. At LCA we are proud that our students are committed to helping our local community in service to others.

Diocesan Grant Award

I am proud to announce that I received official notification this week that LCA was awarded $35,000 in grant funding from the Diocesan Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope campaign.  This funding represents 100% of our grant request and will be transformative in the life of the school, teacher professional development and the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Program. This grant is more than double the amount of funding LCA has received from Diocesan grants in previous years.

Thank you to those of you who contributed to this campaign through your parishes.  Your gifts have made a difference not only at LCA but throughout the Diocese of Cleveland.

I am grateful for the many gifts, including this grant, that help us live out our mission to educate tomorrow’s leaders by providing the highest quality academic and religious education through an innovative and challenging curriculum.

Be a Saint!
Brian Sinchak