Giving Thanks and Giving Back

ECHO Staff

Giving thanks and giving back were focal points of this morning’s assembly, held in Steinhauser Gymnasium.

After attending a showing of the documentary “The Potter’s Field” last week, Trinity’s students and faculty gathered to hear from a man who annually oversees 300 burials of indigent individuals.

Louisville Deputy Coroner Buddy Dumeyer H’94, a retired captain from the Louisville Metro Police Department, spoke of how the program to provide dignified burials for the indigent has grown during the past nine years. He praised local St. Joseph of Arimathea chapters, including Trinity High School’s, as major contributors to the program.

During the assembly Trinity donated $1,100 to help provide headstones for the deceased.

The assembly also included a brief talk by senior Alex Dugan, who shared experiences at a motocross camp that led him to understand the necessity for gratitude and giving back to others.

The student body demonstrated an appreciation for the blessings in their lives and the need to return blessings to others by placing green cards in baskets. During advising on Monday students filled out the cards, writing down what they are thankful for and ways they can give back. The cards will be placed on the walls outside the chapel throughout Advent.