January Edition – Mercy: Caring for the Poor and Vulnerable
The articles and artwork of each Tablet Jr. are created by the students of the diocesan academies, and each month there is a new theme and a new academy.
Mercy is the theme of this edition. St. Francis of Assisi in Astoria is this month’s academy to showcase its journalistic skills. Enjoy reading the additional student submissions as well as using the Teacher Resources below. This is the fourth edition of the new school year. Let us know what you think!
Working Together To Be Part Of The Solution
BY Maria Damiris, GR. 7
My school, St. Francis of Assisi, consists of generous and caring students that want to help better our community and our world. Our school leads by example and guides us to show mercy and care for our community in several ways. Through multiple fundraisers, we have worked to make a difference.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE THE COVER PAGE OF THE TABLET Jr.
Lead By Example
BY Vanessa Hosey, GR. 7
As a New Yorker living in one of the most populated cities globally, there is a good chance you will come across someone who is not as fortunate in life. New York is a fast-paced city, where everyone seems to always be in a hurry. Unfortunately, we disregard the poor and vulnerable, and we sometimes tend to be hostile towards others.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 2 OF THE TABLET Jr.
Following Our Faith
BY Mia Schober, GR. 7
If you live in a highly populated city, you are bound to see someone living a less fortunate life. We lose sight of primarily those who are homeless and living in poverty. People are suffering out there because of Covid and for other reasons. We should focus on helping these people.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 3 OF THE TABLET Jr.
Our school has done many things to help people less fortunate than we are.
As 97 million people lost their jobs, all people must notice the increase of the poor and vulnerable.
We all have the personal responsibility of creating an alliance to help the poor and homeless.
Every day, nearly 22,000 children die as a result of poverty.
Helping the homeless is very important, not only because it gives these people a second chance, but also because it helps bring our community together.
There are people out there who need our help, and it should be a goal of our community to try to help them all.
Not having a shelter is just one of the many problems poor and vulnerable people can face.
Students submitted artwork and photos that represent the theme. See the edition for additional artwork.
About the Tablet Jr.
A collaboration between CTN and The Tablet editorial staff, The Tablet Jr. includes stories written by middle-grade students from diocesan academies and schools as well as student-created artwork. Additional elements include a question-and-answer column, a diocesan history column, fun activities such as word puzzles, and a news article written by a member of The Tablet staff.