Father John Higgins, of the Church of the Assumption, will embark on a 58-mile walk Thursday morning to help raise funds for the Assumption School in Peekskill. Higgins hopes that his walk will attract sponsors to donate to the financially strapped school and is part of a larger fundraising effort by the school’s advisory board.
The board is aiming to raise $105,000 for 105 years of Assumption School- “105 for 105.”
“Everyone who knows me knows that Assumption School in Peekskill is the joy of my heart!” Father Higgins wrote in a letter to his mailing list. “ That’s why, I’m taking my joy to the street and walking to St. Patrick’s Cathedral from Peekskill. Not just because Assumption School really, really, needs the financial help, but also in celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of Assumption School!”
Higgins has already raised $12,000 towards the cause according to his twitter account. He will leave Peekskill around 5:30 a.m. Thursday and walk to St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers and spend the night there. Friday morning he aims to reach St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at 6:30 p.m.
“Your donation will go a long way to helping families hit hard by the economic downturn continue to send their children to Assumption School. These are challenging yet grace-filled times and, I know, God can never be outdone in generosity,” Higgins wrote.
If you would like to sponsor send Higgins an email at Pastor@AssumptionPeekskill.org. Your name will be added to a list and you will receive an invoice from the Assumption School.
Patch will update you as we hear from Father Higgins during his walk.