Students Asked to Support Bishop Chris Cardone, O.P. & the Catholic Schools of the Solomon Islands

May 19 2015
Bishop Chris Cardone, O.P. with school children from the Solomon Islands (2009)

Bishop Chris Cardone, O.P. with school children from the Solomon Islands (2009)

Father Chaminade tells us that “We are all missionaries”. Our mission at Kellenberg Memorial extends beyond classrooms, athletic fields, and clubs. Our daily mission extends to St. Martins with our efforts of S.M.A.R.T. and National Honor Society. Our foreign mission has been with Bishop Chris Cardone, O.P. and the Dioceses of Auki.

The Universal Church encourages first world nations to assist those who are in the poorer areas of the world.

This month we have a tremendous opportunity to do just that.

Our goal this year is to build a classroom to a school in the Solomon Islands where Bishop Chris Cardone serves as bishop. The High School of St. Therese will need an addition to the school to accommodate more students. Good news indeed! This project will cost $25,000 for construction, desks, and school supplies. Our students and families have always been overly generous in assisting the Solomon Islands in the past. In the Solomon Islands, most young people have minimal to no education. In fact, most people do not have an education past middle school. One of Bishop Chris’ priorities has been to build schools starting with kindergarten, then grade school, and now high school. This will allow us to be “missionaries” and continue the gift of Catholic education.

Any parent who would like to make a donation can make out a check to Kellenberg Memorial High School and send it to the ARK.

Bishop Chris is also asking for anyone who is able to please consider donating soccer balls in good condition. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, especially in the Solomon Islands, though most viliages share a single soccer ball. Soccer ball donations may also be dropped off in the ARK.

Any questions, please contact Mr. Bryan Finn at 516-292-0200, Ext. 340.