Holy Trinity’s 2016 annual Marathon Fundraiser was an AMAZING success! This years program including a 1.1 mile walk to our sister parish St. Augustine, a picnic lunch on the church grounds, a rosary for our generous donors and then the 1.1 mile walk back where students ran through the finish line! Songs and chants could be heard as we walked the streets of South St. Paul showing our love for Holy Trinity.
Upon the children’s return to the school they gathered in front of the Flag to honor the South St. Paul Policeman who ensured their safety during the marathon. The students presented a St. Michael medal(protector of the police) and then they prayed the Saint Michael prayer over the police officers.
The 2016 pledge goal was $26,000. The children have exceeded expectation and have collected pledges of $30,541. This was an incredible feat! We are so proud of everyone and our hearts are bursting with thanks for all everyone gave.
Marathon officially concluded on November 11th. We have a brief ceremony honoring Veterans known and loved by us, including our very own Father Echert who is still active in the Air Force. Following this ceremony we celebrate our HUGE marathon SUCCESS! 2nd grade took 1st place among the classes for bringing in the most money, 7th/8th grade cam in 2nd, and 1st came in 3rd. These classes earned a trophy and a classroom party. The grand finale was the pie throwing!!! Father Echert, a true champion for our school, so graciously agreed to take a pie in the face if the students met certain marathon goals. On that day he had 10 pies thrown at him. The excitement was electric!