Raising Money and Helping the Community on St Patrick's Day

On the 17th March, Good Samaritan Catholic College celebrated Saint Patrick's Day in a very interesting way. Donuts decorated with green icing and sprinkles were freshly baked, and sold for $3 per donut. All money raised contributed to the Project Compassion initiative that the College is currently supporting for Lent.

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain around the end of the 4th century and travelled around the world as a missionary bishop. He was born into a poor family with no education, yet his love for God never seemed to cease. After going through hardships, he dedicated his life to Christ, and taught the people of Ireland all about his faith. He is mostly known for teaching the people about the Trinity using the three leaf clover. He died on the middle of the 5th century due to hunger and suffering. Saint Patrick played a significant role towards the history of the Roman Catholic church and the understanding of the bible.

It was clear to see that Saint Patrick's Day was a success. A lot of money was raised from the selling of the donuts and it was great to see the students proud to donate all the funds to Project Compassion.

As Saint Patrick once said - "May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore."


Written by Oriana P and Elizabeth G