Sacred Heart School Principal Bart Freese is a busy man. In addition to his administrative role at the parochial school, he also teaches seventh and eighth grade, leads the band and serves as bus driver. But on Thursday, May 23rd, he also became a fast favorite of the residents of the Holy Rosary Healthcare Residential Living Center.
“Every year we look forward to having Bart bring students from Sacred Heart to minister to our residents,” says Paul Lewis, President of Holy Rosary Healthcare. “They always bring a sweet—and energetic—spirit to all that they do.”
Second graders from the school lead Mass for the residential living residents, including beautiful music that brought smiles to faces throughout the room. They were supported and encouraged by the seventh graders who accompanied them on the trip. The students all got treated to lunch afterwards in the Holy Rosary cafeteria.
“It is a wonderful thing to watch these young people develop leadership and service skills at such an early age,” Lewis notes. “And while I know they’re excited to get a few hours out of the classroom, the students all told us that the best part of coming here is getting to meet the residents. I know our residents are equally excited to get to know them as well.”