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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 05:08 AM

Student Pallbearers Serve the Underprivileged

School is out for the summer, and may students are spending their with friends or working a summer job. But some students at the Cleveland, Ohio-based high school St. Ignatius are also spending time doing an unlikely act of service.

More than 400 juniors and seniors at this all-male Catholic school volunteer in the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Ministry, a student organization that leads funerals for deceased people who were homeless, financially insecure, or simply didnít have anyone to give them a dignified burial.

Over the past 12 years, the Pallbearers Ministry has led hundreds of funerals. Burying the dead, these students learn that every person is worthy of dignity and care, a lesson that makes them more conscious of how they treat the living.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 05:15 AM

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 06:50 AM

2. ditto. nt

 

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:17 AM

3. I wish this type of volunteer work

would spread. Get people thinking about others instead of their X-Box games (or whatever).

I hope there is research about the deceased's earlier life, when they were performing at the level of society's expectations. Then they'll get a better understanding of "There, but for the grace of God, go I".

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:20 AM

4. I thank these kids. wow.

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