A Catholic Call To Serve

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On Wednesday, October 16th, high schools from across the TCDSB participated in A Catholic Call To Serve also known as ACCTS.

Originally named the 24hr Day of Service it began many years ago by Greg Rogers, Fr. Norm Roberts , and Neil McCarthy. Times have changed but the urge for catholic students to serve has not!

The day began on an energetic and spiritual foot, and that energy never left. As students walked around the GTA, they took steps of change. That morning, as the schools arrived at Holy Rosary Church they instantly began to network and bond.

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Here are our awesome MC’s for the day! Amazing job!
Susan and a few other students led the group through refreshing songs! So relaxing!
Susan and a few other students led the group through various songs! So relaxing!
The street patrol group have a discussion about what they will be doing for the day.
The street patrol group had a discussion about what they will be doing for the day.
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Catena Manco leads the liturgy.
Neil talks about students stepping out their comfort zones! Thank you Neil for being so inspirational!
Neil talks about students stepping out of their comfort zones! Thank you Neil for being so inspirational!
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Here is a slide from the power point which was amazing! Thank you to the religion team.
The prayer table.
There is our wonderfully made prayer table.
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The MC’s do the hand motions for the song “Yes Lord”
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Students participate in an activity lead by Mike.
Students are really engaged into Neil's talk.
Students are really engaged into Neil’s talk.
Mike is a bit to short to see above everyone's head so he needed a chair to lead the activity
Mike is a bit too short to see above everyone’s head so he needed a chair to lead the activity.
During the street patrol Simeon stopped for a quick pic :D
During the street patrol Simeon stopped for a quick pic 😀
Ice breaker being done by a few girls at the day of service
Ice breaker being done by a pair of students.
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Simeon and Nadia do their dance. It was really funny to watch.
After handing out sandwiches the students stopped to make a video about their day. Click here to see the video
After handing out sandwiches the students stopped to make a video about their day. Click here to see the video
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Students stop by All Saints church to keep the homeless company.
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A few students started singing while playing the piano
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Having a nice conversation with the homeless people.
As we were giving out sandwiches, we spotted Spiderman! It was a very interesting day!
As we were giving out sandwiches, we spotted Spiderman! It was a very interesting day!
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Everyone stop for a quick picture in front of a sculpture of bikes from Nuit Blanche

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and…. stop for more pictures

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such amazing work done
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Nadia`s team which did not win… only reason they finished first is because they had less food.
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Group 1 and 2 competed for the title of “The Most Sandwiches Made” 
deviating a plan on how we are going to win this thing.
Here is group 1 creating a plan and showing teamwork.
nadia think she would have won with the plan she thought out but the truth was that Simeon was prepared for her to win :D Teehee
Awesome teamwork is shown by group 2 as well!
Everyone adds their own message to each bag.
Everyone adds their own message to each bag.

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