Hendricken Hunger Walk
More than 900 members of the Bishop Hendricken community participated in the 39th annual Hunger Walk on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Bishop Hendricken’s students, faculty and staff raised more than $15,000 through the Walk, which was distributed among dozens of charitable causes that seek to feed the hungry locally and across the globe. Bishop Hendricken director of campus ministry Tom Gambardella, ’76, called the occasion a huge success.
“I thought it was fantastic,” he said. “It’s so important for us to come together to show the community that Bishop Hendricken lives out the Gospel message and cares about the hungry of the world.”
The morning began with a short prayer service in McNally Gymnasium. Bishop Hendricken chaplain Rev. David Gaffney presided. The students and faculty heard from juniors and seniors who have gone on Bishop Hendricken’s mission trips and also received an inspiring message from Ed Lannon, ’62.
The group then left for a 10-kilometer walk along Warwick Avenue and West Shore Road. With many students wearing Bishop Hendricken gear, passing motorists and those in the neighborhood bore witness to the school community’s commitment to eradicating hunger.
The Hunger Walk concludes a series of Lenten celebrations at Bishop Hendricken. The school offered Mass four times per week during the season and offered the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Pepin Gymnasium on one March Friday. Each student also participated in the Stations of the Cross. On Wednesday, April 4, students and faculty participated in a soup and cracker lunch to show brief solidarity with the hungry of the world.
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