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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.”


Nicholas Amoroso
Adrian Pierce
Dylan Temel

Seniors attended the 2016 ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in Florida.

Matt Hajjar
Matt Leal
Brian Schattle

Juniors attended the 2017 ACTION Student Leadership Workshop in September.

Veterans Week

SABER recently announced plans for “Veterans Week” at BHHS. The group, dedicated to advocate on behalf of Rhode Island veterans, hosted events at the school from November 6-10, 2017.
Activities included 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 was be celebrated for veterans of the Bishop Hendricken community, both living and deceased.
The school also held its 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast, free for all veterans and military personnel. Dunkin; Donuts has once again generously donated coffee to the event. As part of the event, SABER accepted donations for the creation of care packages that were sent to deployed alumni of Bishop Hendricken.

Contact & Information

Mr. Tom Gambardella ’76
Director of Campus Ministry
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Mr. Vincent Mancuso
Vice President – Mission Integration
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Mr. Richard Stewart
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