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HCCF 24 Hour Fast

Our faith guides us to help our neighbours in need.

“….whatever you do for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do for me…” Matthew 25:40

This Lent, St. Anthony of Padua will be taking part in HCCF 24 Hour Fast between March 30 and March 31. Fasting will connect us to our neighbours who are in need – those who are forced to fast by their poverty.

As a Catholic Community, we are called by Jesus to care for others. The HCCF strives to do this by providing financial assistance to students and their families in need – creating Hope, Dignity and Equity so that students can access learning and education without financial barriers to success.

When you choose to fast – whether from food, social media, television, or something else, you’re connecting to our neighbours in need – those who are forced to fast by their poverty.

Joining our 24-hour fast is an opportunity to help your neighbours in need by raising awareness as well as funds through sponsors.

Struggling HCDSB families need your help to purchase food and other basic necessities, as well as financial assistance to participate fully in their education – for things like trips, team fees, and other learning materials.

To find out more information about the 24 hour fast, please visit

We invite students, staff & parents to promise to fast from something during the 24 hour period and to support our team, St. Anthony Cares by making a donation to this worthy cause. Please click on the link. to make the donation. Students may collect pledges from family members by using the 24 Hour Fast Pledge Form. Tax receipts will be provided. A number of Milton schools have challenged each other to raise the most funds. We are hoping to raise $5000 or approximately $5/student. Thank you in advance for your support!!

Owens, DonnaHCCF 24 Hour Fast