SABER (Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice) is a group of Hendricken students who are committed to raising awareness through education of the community to eliminate the root causes of injustice in our world.

Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice

Among its members, are Bishop Hendricken students:


  • Nicholas Amoroso
  • Adrian Pierce
  • Dylan Temel

Nick, Adrian and Dylan attended last year’s ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in Florida.


  • Matt Hajjar
  • Matt Leal
  • Brian Schattle

This year’s current juniors will attend the 2017 ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in September.

SABER (Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice), a student group at
Bishop Hendricken High School, recently announced plans for “Veterans Week” at BHHS. The group, dedicated to advocate on behalf of Rhode Island veterans, will host events at the school November 6-10, 2017.
Activities include educating the Hendricken community on various issues important to veterans, providing information on how people can contact their elected officials, and a petition drive to be presented to state leaders encouraging them to increase funding for the overall holistic health of veterans.
A special mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 9th for veterans of the Bishop Hendricken community both living and deceased in Hendricken’s Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater at 10:15 am. Mass attendees are asked to please RSVP to Heather Picillo at or 401-739-3450, ext. 130.
On Friday, November 10th the school will hold its 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast free for all veterans and military personnel from 7:30 am – 11:00 am in Hendricken’s Founders Hall. Dunkin Donuts has once again generously agreed to donate coffee to the event.
Admission for veterans and military is free, and all others can get in by making a donation. Suggested donations for packages include hard candy, chewing gum, hand lotion, white socks, Tic-Tacs, playing cards, tissues and hand wipes. Monetary donations will go toward putting together care packages for deployed alumni of Bishop Hendricken and item donations will be given to the National Guard.
Veterans Pancake Breakfast Flyer

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice (SABER) is to identify and advocate, through the education of the community, for those marginalized by poverty and injustice.

What is Advocacy?

The purpose of advocacy is to provide a voice for the voiceless and ultimately eliminate the root causes of injustice in society. While Christian Service aims to provide immediate assistance to those in need, advocacy aims to create considerable awareness for an issue, to the extent that the assistance is not needed in the first place. As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.”

Related Links:

  • SABER Facebook Page – click here to go to page.
  • Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs –
  • “Veterans Journal: Veterans legislation passed by state General Assembly” (George Reilly, Providence Journal) – Click here for the article on veterans legislation being passed by the Rhode Island general assembly.