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.”