On Thursday, October 09, 2008, Connelly celebrated its annual All-School Service Day - A day when the entire community of over 350 students, faculty and staff volunteer community service at different locations throughout
County. Following a morning prayer service, everyone boarded busses which delivered the volunteers to many sites throughout
County. In Santa Ana, volunteers cleaned, prepared food, sorted clothing and entertained children at The Catholic Worker; in Garden Grove, volunteers packed food at the Community Action Partnership Food Warehouse, providing over 58,800 lbs. of food for needy families; In Anaheim and Orange, students and faculty sorted and stocked clothing at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores; in Irvine, workers packed food for needy families at the 2nd Harvest Food Bank; in Huntington Beach, volunteers picked up trash and litter on the beach while others planted over 400 small plants to shelter inhabitants of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands; in Tustin, a group boxed over 3,000 pounds of food for the homeless and cleaned the cafeteria at the Orange County Rescue Mission. Connelly's All-School Service Day is a long-standing tradition that reaches out to the community, and promotes values and community service.