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The Student Advocates of Blessed Edmund Rice (SABER) 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.

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.”

Veterans’ Week

SABER holds a Veterans’ Week annually in November. Activities include educating the Hendricken community on a number of issuing veterans face, 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 is also celebrated for veterans of the Bishop Hendricken community, both living and deceased. The school also holds its annual Pancake Breakfast, free for all veterans and military personnel. Dunkin’ Donuts generously donates coffee and other breakfast goods to the event, and SABER accepts donations for the creation of care packages that were sent to deployed alumni of Bishop Hendricken and Rhode Island.

Contact & Information

Mr. Tom Gambardella ’76
Director of Mission & Ministry
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Mr. Vincent Mancuso
Dean of Academics
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Mr. Richard Stewart
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