From Tuesday, July 17 through Thursday, July 19, 2018, fourteen Saint Mark’s High School students sacrificed their time so that they could offer service to the residents of Marydale Retirement Village in Newark, Delaware. Marydale, run by the Diocese of Wilmington, provides rental housing for seniors in need and persons with disabilities.
Participating in the Summer Service were:
Kelly Barker ’22, Faith Dowling ’22, Andrew Fuska ’22, Aditya Gill ’22,Abigail Marks ’21, Kirah Ruffin ’21, Brandon Wiggins ’21, Ethan Kacmarcik ‘20, Tommy McCarty ‘20, Zoe Bonitatibus ’19, John Daly ’19, Madison Saunders ‘19, Emma Saxton ’19, Madison Angotti '22, Anastasia Stanley ’22, and Kacey Tramont ’19.
For the residents, the students washed windows, cleaned ovens, cleaned kitchens and bathrooms, weeded, pruned, and mulched --to name some of the work they did to assist the residents. For their center, students cleaned the main kitchen and washed and detailed the bus. In all this, the students worked joyfully reflecting Christ’s love in their service to others.
Sr. Sandra Grieco, IHM, Pastoral Care, organized the Summer Service and worked alongside the students and was assisted by faculty members Mrs. Pat Daley, Mrs. Krysia Tramont, Mrs. Anne Smith, Mrs. Diane Kuczmarski, Mrs. Barbara Morrell, Mrs. Heather McCarty, Maria Merritt, and Mr. Kris Bonitatibus.