Father John V. Doyle students celebrate life

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Father John V. Doyle School students hosted a baby shower on Friday, October 6, to celebrate life. The event included food, music and fun raffle prizes as students made the effort to raise awareness of the importance of life and to help those in need. Students attending the shower were asked to bring a new, unwrapped baby gift.

All donations collected, including toys, diapers and sleepwear, were given to St. Gabriel’s Call, a tradition at the school for the past 20 years. Faculty and staff also get involved in the fun by donating raffle prizes.

Students purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win items such as a football signed by a former New England Patriots player, an Alex and Ani bracelet, other sports equipment and jewelry, and the grand prize — a movie package to Showcase Cinemas. The proceeds of the raffle, totaling $300, will also benefit the ministry of St. Gabriel’s Call.

“Students gave generously, most making the purchases with their own money, and many bringing multiple gifts,” said Carol Owens, director of the Office of Life and family.

“As they loaded the items into the car for the trip to Providence, Father Fleming jumped in to demonstrate his expert packing skills since the students were almost unable to fit the large number of gifts that had been donated! We were also thrilled to have Father Grenon and Father Dandeneau joining us at this awesome annual event,” Principal Jae Smith said.