2005-04-22 / Community

McCann Memorial “Bread and Soup” Day At Kearney

By Regina Pynn

The annual Richard McCann Memorial Bread and Soup Day took place recently in Bishop Kearney High School’s cafeteria. The regular menu was cancelled, as faculty chefs, under the direction of math and media teacher, Julie Santaniello, donned aprons and oven mitts to cook and serve the simple meal. Once again, Navin Brothers Food Service donated the soup and students’ fathers, Mr. Mario DiSanto and Mr. Frank Generoso (Royal Crown), donated the rolls. Faculty and students raised over $3100 during the day, from their $3 donations, which was divided among ten missions staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Kearney’s Catholic Studies department established this annual event as a living memorial in honor of Richard McCann, a former member of the department, who died shortly after he retired in 1995. The student-faculty event gave everyone in school an opportunity to do something positive for Lent and to think about what it means to do without, for even a short period of time.

Sister Frances Ivancich CSJ, Sister Barbara Hanlon CSJ, Catherine Jankowski, Nancy Santomauro, Sister Eileen Clifford CSJ, Julie Santaniello, Geordano Garcia and Lisa Molnar Juliano were working behind the steam table, when students Tiffany Roller, Kristi Horgan and Concetta Simon came to enjoy the results.

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