Irish Miracle team will be knocking on doors this Saturday

Organizers hope to gather thousands of non-perishable food donations throughout Sarnia, Point Edward, Bright's Grove

Hundreds of students and families from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School will be knocking on doors this Saturday (Dec. 2) as part of a tradition that has been having a very real impact in the community for 34 years.

An event held at the school Tuesday morning—billed as a “pep rally”—was intended to generate the kind of publicity and enthusiasm for Saturday’s canvassing. Students will be knocking on doors from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

St. Patrick’s science teacher Vanessa Borody is a member of the committee that works to organize the Irish Miracle.

Officials say there are three ways to support the Irish Miracle:

—be home between 8:30 a.m. and noon and make your donation to the student canvassers in person;
—leave your donation outside your door with a sign that clearly marks it for “Irish Miracle.”
—drop your donations off at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School between 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Joseph Palko, chaplain at St. Patrick’s, said the Irish Miracle is a direct response to the Gospel commandment (in Mark 12:28-34) to “love your neighbour as yourself.”

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