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Catholic Schools Week Service Project 2011 Goes Global for Philadelphia Area School

Dedication to service, education and specifically Catholic Education can travel around the globe. Two schools have made a connection on the behalf of service and educating young children in India.

A Lifetime of Service

In his lifetime, dedicated to God and to education, Jesuit priest Fr. John J. Deeney SJ helped to raise funds to build several schools in his local area in India. In 2009 just before his death, he was raising funds for the construction of St. Paul Miki School in Pandabir, India through several email and written appeals. Though he did not live to see his last dream fulfilled, the work of building this school goes on.

A Memorable Visit Afar

John Gill, Fr. John’s nephew shared his story of the visit he and his friend Tom Brzozowski took to India with his students at Saint Anastasia School in Newtown Square, Pa, US.  John’s story is an inspiring one.  I can also relate to the stories of this teacher’s connection to the work and the humble example of life long service of this priest as Fr. John was my uncle too.

Service Project Goes Global

Saint Anastasia School decided to chose a Catholic School’s Week service project which helps raise funds for the building of a Catholic School in Pandabir, India. View John’s video  presentation to his students at Saint Anastasia School below. As a former Technology Coordinator at St. Anastasia School, I know this to be a loving and caring school community. Perhaps others online will join them in building a school and building on dedication to service.

Online Donations to St. Paul Miki School, India http://bit.ly/elnFvO

Jamshedpur, India Links. Mail donations http://www.mdsj.org/waystogive.html



Video Presentation to Students

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