McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School
1225 Ostrander Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
(April 5, 2011 - Riverhead, NY) This winter, 7th and 8th grade students from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School gave up their lunch period to help those in need. Every Monday for a two-month period ending March 31st, the students made 70 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Maureen’s Haven Overnight Shelter Program, a program overseen by the Peconic Community Council. During the winter months, individuals who are homeless are welcomed as guests of Maureen’s Haven into various Houses of Worship on the East and provided with a warm dinner, a place to sleep, breakfast and a bagged lunch to go. As eloquently stated by Tracy Lutz, Executive Director of Peconic Community Council, “[the] gift of service and sandwiches serve two purposes: feeding the body and nurturing the soul. …. It is always heartwarming when our young people involve themselves in our mission.”
Located in Riverhead, New York, it is the mission of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School to provide an environment in which all students are challenged and inspired to achieve their personal best. With approximately 500 students in grades 7-12, the school's uniquely small Catholic community, with its enriching and supportive environment, has its roots in the religious traditions of the sisters of Mercy and the Catholic faith. The administration, faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching students to live morally, responsibly, and productively. Distinguished by the United States Department of Education as a National School of Excellence, McGann-Mercy is committed to preparing leaders for tomorrow.