: Oct 15, 2017
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 students of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will be participating in our fourteenth annual Pilgrimage “Walk with Christ-Justice for the Poor,” an event that will raise money to support development projects in Uganda, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In addition, funds will be set aside for the Holy Childhood Society and the Development and Peace Emergency Appeal Fund. Staff of the secondary and elementary schools are working with teams of students to plan the event. The pilgrimage raises our awareness of the injustice of world hunger, and inadequate health care, shelter, and education. As a Catholic school community, the pilgrimage gives us the opportunity to do what the Lord asks of us: to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
Please find the following forms attached: Forms A and B (Trip Information and Consent Forms) and Bus/Medical/Volunteer Information Form. Once you have signed these forms and they are returned to St. Matthew, your son/daughter will be given a pledge sheet. He/She will then work to obtain pledges prior to the Pilgrimage. We ask students not to go door to door but to acquire pledges from family and friends. All pledge sheets and money must be handed in after the pilgrimage, during the period of Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20. If your child is unable to participate in the pilgrimage, please return the pledge form. We ask that your son or daughter return completed intent to participate forms to their school by September 29, 2017.