Angels In Action
Service to others is an important component of a St. Augustine School education. The students participate in a variety of service projects throughout the year. These projects are organized by Rachel’s Friends, the Student Council and individual homeroom teachers.
“Love has the hands to help others, the feet to hasten to the poor and needy, eyes to see needs and sadness, ears to hear the sighs of people. This is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine
In recent years students haves participated in the following service projects: food drives for the Elkridge Food Pantry, preparing casseroles and bag lunches for Our Daily Bread, collecting children’s books for Our Daily Bread, collecting items for the Columbia Pregnancy Center, collecting items for the Howard County Animal Shelter, providing Christmas gifts for 22 students at the Catonsville Children’s Home, collecting toiletry items for Sara’s House, raising money for community members battling cancer, raising money for Habitat for Humanity, raising money for typhoon victims in the Philippines, and collecting items for homeless shelters.
So far in the 2015-16 SAS students have participated collectiedover 900 pairs of shoes for people in developing countries, collected food items for the Elkridge food pantry, prepared food baskets for parish families in need, collected toiletry items for the Domestic Violence Center, donated toy's to the John's Hopkins Children's Oncology Center and collected items for the Howard County Animal Shelter.
Interested students in Grades 5-8 are given the opportunity to grow in their faith and become
more active in the Mass by serving as Altar Servers. Altar Servers are
young people who assist the priest and deacon during school Mass.