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Students practice mercy at St. Mary’s Manchester

First-graders Holly Gudenkauf and Jaxson Meyer of St. Mary’s School in Manchester donate pajamas for Parents as Teachers as part of an ongoing project based on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. (Contributed photo)


MANCHESTER — The students at St. Mary’s School in Manchester have been incorporating the works of mercy into their Lenten activities.

For the week of March 7-11, they focused on “clothe the naked” by bringing in new pajamas to be donated to the Parents as Teachers program at Regional Medical Center. On Wednesday, March 9, students brought in pajamas or a donation and then got to wear pajamas for the day.

During the week of Feb. 22, the students collected food for the local food pantry to show the corporal work of mercy “give food to the hungry.” The students also incorporated the spiritual work of mercy “praying for the living and the dead” during the week of February 9. The students participated in the living rosary in the church. Pictured are students from grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 who represented each bead of the rosary.