Trinity High School Kicks off CCC Christmas Open House

For the past eight years, Trinity High School has partnered with CCC to spread Christmas cheer. This annual event which has evolved over the years has developed into a fun-filled activity that draws many in the CCC community together. THS and CCC staff begin planning the event in September–detailing games, supplies, and the much anticipated gifts that Santa delivers.

CCC participants write letters to Santa, and he has helpers from the Trinity High School community lend a hand. On Sunday, December 15th, over 30 THS students attended Mass at Good Shepherd Parish then led activities for CCC participants in Lehmann Hall. In addition to the games, participants enjoyed a visit from Santa and lunch together. Possibly the highlight of the day is when children “decorate” the Trinity students as a Christmas tree.

Two years ago, Santa noticed that many children ask for new socks. In 2018, the St. Michael’s Parish Ladies Club collected new socks for students. This year the Ladies collected over 300 pairs of new socks–every child is encouraged to select a pair that best fits his/her personality.

Be sure to visit the PHOTO tab to see smiles from this wonderful day!

Thanks to Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

For years the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians has supported CCC for the annual Back to School Picnic. However this October, they hosted Kilts for a Cause for CCC at the Holy Trinity Clifton Campus. Guests enjoyed appetizers, a raffle for the Barrel of Cheer, and entertainment by comedian Mark Klein. We truly appreciate their support of CCC as a result of this enjoyable evening.

Annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service & Dinner

In November, CCC hosted its annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Dinner for all participating families. The evening began with a traditional turkey dinner provided by the Catholic Education Foundation. CEF staff, Trinity High School Honor Society, and friends of CCC shared in the serving and hosting responsibilities while CCC families enjoyed time visiting with friends in the program. Following dinner, the gathering moved into the Good Shepherd Catholic Church next door for a prayer service led by students from Sacred Heart Academy. This annual tradition truly celebrates all that is good this time of year. Photos of this event are available.