St. Agnes Parish in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district is teaming up with St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School. This was demonstrated in April when the parish dedicated its Lenten almsgiving, generating over $3,200 for the school.

Natalie Terry, the parish Faith Formation Director, then hosted 16 eighth graders for a retreat. The day was spent in the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, a sacred space next door to St. Agnes Church. Challenged by the theme, “Launch Us on the Adventure of Mercy,” the students were invited to reflect upon the “two feet of love in Action” that are needed to further the Kingdom of God on earth –– specifically Charitable Works and Social Justice.