December 7, 2017

Young Students From Saint Monica Junior School Participate In Card Making Day To Lift The Spirits Of Homebound Parishioners

As part of its Advent observance, Saint Monica School in South Philadelphia will host a card making day for young students who participate in the Saint Monica Prayer Partner program. The cards and gifts will be sent to homebound parishioners in the Saint Monica Eldercare Program, a ministry of Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:30 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.
Saint Monica Junior School (Lunchroom)
1720 West Ritner Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Approximately 40 students in first and second grades, with the help of 10 sixth grade volunteers, will make handmade cards and gifts to lift the spirits of their “Prayer Partners.”

The Prayer Partner program has been a parish tradition for more than 12 years. Each year, students are paired with older adults from the Eldercare Program. Throughout the year, students write notes and create beautiful handmade gifts to send to their “Prayer Partners.” The older adults are grateful to the children and often reciprocate by writing thank you notes or sending snacks for the classrooms, often delivered by care partners from the Eldercare Program. This program helps to enrich the lives of students as well as the lives of the older adults who participate.


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Editor’s Note: Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides services and housing for seniors, supporting them to remain in their homes and communities. CHCS services for older adults include senior centers, In-Home Support Program, Parish Eldercare Program, and a growing portfolio of senior living communities. To learn more about Catholic Health Care Services and affordable senior housing, please visit

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