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Editorial: Celebrating community with Sacred Heart Catholic School
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Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Wine & Art Event Saturday was a fine example of the community coming together to support a good cause. The cause is a small private school established in 1933 that continues to provide a quality education within a Christian setting.
Sacred Heart Catholic School has been, and continues to be, supported by the sacrifices of the parents of students seeking private education, by the parish community, and by the contributions of the greater community at large, as witnessed by this most successful fund-raiser in the Floresville Event Center.
Local organizations, businesses, and individuals in the community gave of their time, made donations, and attended the fundraiser. Artists from the area, including some internationally known, as well as local and even amateur artists and students, contributed their time and talent to the effort. As St. Francis of Assisi said: He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist. Perhaps the greatest of these would be the heart, for all those who came to support this event had a special place in their hearts for the little school, its students, teachers, and parents. Saturday we became a community of artists.
As one supporter made known, one of the reasons that he believes in the school is because of the larger benevolent work done by the Catholic Church. He pointed to the great number of Catholic hospitals as well as Catholic schools in the United States providing care and education. Although not a Catholic himself or even a “church-goer,” he recognizes the tremendous amount of work done by Catholic charities to feed, clothe, and shelter those in need.
We thank him and all those who donated to make this event successful. Those contributions are extremely important to parents of students seeking the stability, tradition, moral values, respect for others, and the love for God by choosing Sacred Heart School.
Even as the increasingly onerous regulations make Christian education and Christian charities more difficult, the Wilson County News continues to support this effort. In fact, looking back over the last 30 or so years, the support for Sacred Heart School and other civic organizations has been apparent and continues today.
In a December 1983 issue, we published a letter from Sacred Heart School Board President David C. Hons, in which he thanks those who supported its “October Marathon” fund-raiser. Some of those are still around, including Devora & Lucio Barber Shop, Dr. Harry Chavez, Flieller Insurance, and Trujillo Boot Shop, to name only a few.
These folks, and the Wilson County News, continue to work for the community and Sacred Heart School.
Thank you to all in our very giving community.
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