One of the things that holds the Sacred Heart community closely together is our lifelong commitment to service. It is woven into our fabric, and students are taught to be active and responsible citizens. It is why one parent recently called Sacred Heart a “small school with a big heart”. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacred Heart high school students, staff, alumnae, and families, have been giving back to the larger community, in meaningful ways. Here is just a selection of those:

Thank you, Essential Workers!

Many Sacred Heart alumnae, family members, and even students have dedicated their time and skills as essential workers during the pandemic.

Mary Ann Advincula ‘91: an employee at Costco Wholesale
Craig Baldry: anesthesiologist & ICU physician at the Jewish General Hospital
Charma Calimlim ‘97: MUHC Glen hospital
Chantal Canlas ‘97: a bank branch manager
Lili Ann Del Campo ‘93: MUHC Glen hospital
Lucca Dilullo: an employee at Costco
Anjum Hanafi ‘92: Covid 19 response committee worker in Texas
Christine Horonowitsch ‘11: a nurse at the MUHC Glen hospital
Olivia Iorio ‘17: a Lab Technician at the Jean Coutu Pharmacy
Jasmine Karamanis: a lab technician at the Jewish General hospital
Hannah Lee Poy-Paxman, grade 11: employee at Provigo
Gabriella Michetti ’10: nurse educator at the MUHC Glen hospital
Hassan Mostafavi: a Radiologist in Iran
Jackie Percs O’Donnell: providing home care services to the elderly
Giulianna Valente, grade 11: grocery store cashier
Alfonso Vincenti & Sofia Muzzo ‘90: providing boxes for the distribution of goods, and flowers for funerals
Natasha Vitale: implementing 100% online loans at a financial institution

In Service to the Community

As part of its mission, Sacred Heart teaches the attitudes of the heart of Jesus expressed in respect, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. In very concrete ways, our students and their families have shown that during this time.

The Graduation Committee from the Class of 2020 donated tomato sauce, pasta, and orange juice to staff at the ICU of the Jewish General Hospital. The pasta and homemade sauce were made by Nonna Iolanda, grandmother of Giuliana, one of our graduates, who generously and lovingly cooked for this year’s Pasta Night! Many thanks to the Baldry family for arranging pickup and delivery and to Mr. Gedi for getting the donations ready for pickup.

The Student Council of 2020-2021 is making a donation to Sun Youth, with part of the proceeds they have fundraised during the year.

One of our grade 8 students, Gabriella Monticciolo, has been volunteering with organizations that distribute food to some of the people most affected by the pandemic, including seniors. Gabbi’s contributions also included homemade baked goods and conversation, such an important and special treat these days!

Grade 7 parent Peggy Arruda and the team at Plaza Volare/PMG Group, made a donation of meals to workers at both the Jewish General and the Montreal General hospital.

Many students, from all grades, are writing thank you notes to those working in grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. and faculty and staff are delivering those notes.

Finally, the grade 9 elective class Montreal Society & Heritage, taught by Mr. Gallo, put together this video to thank all essential workers in our community:


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