WAHOO (SNR) – The Elizabeth Ann Seton Society of Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo hosted a winter clothing drive and recently donated the clothing and winter wear to Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska, Francis/Sienna House and other agencies that collect for the poor and homeless.
The students collected winter coats, sweaters, jackets, slacks, jeans, pants, sweat shirts, shoes, socks, hats and blankets during the drive. The items will go to help the homeless and people in need in southern Nebraska. Many students and community members donated clothing to the drive and helped to pack up all of the items that were to be donated.
Sister Michele Hayek, N.D., who has been with Bishop Neumann for more than 35 years, leads the Elizabeth Ann Seton Society for young women each year. The main goal of the Society is to help each of its members to grow in their relationship with God and Jesus in the Eucharist through daily prayer, frequent reception of the sacraments and to be actively involved in service to others. Members are expected to be faithful to daily prayer and be involved in Seton prayer experiences, be examples of good leadership and role models within the school, their parish and community, and to be actively involved in various service projects and activities with the school and community. There are 32 members of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Society this year.
Bishop Neumann High School students provide more than 2,760 volunteer service hours per year in various projects such as clothing drives, donating blood, working at retirement homes and helping out in the community.
Bishop Neumann High School is located in Wahoo, and is supported by St. Mary Parish in Cedar Bluffs, St. Joseph in Colon, St. Mary in Davey, St. James in Mead, Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Plasi, St. John in Prague, St. Vitus in Touhy, Ss. Mary and Joseph in Valparaiso, St. Wenceslaus in Wahoo and St. John Nepomucene in Weston.
Neumann alumni include 13 priests and religious, three seminarians and three students currently serving as missionaries.