METUCHEN, NJ -- Boys from Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) and girls from Mount Saint Mary Academy joined forces on Friday, Feb. 28, for a Lenten service project to make sandwiches for the homeless who are fed by Cathedral Community Development's Mercy House in Perth Amboy.

The 120 (combined) Catholic high school students assembled more than 2,500 ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, and plain cheese sandwiches in just over one hour. 

"Last year, one of the students wanted to break the Guinness record for making sandwiches. We didn't break, but it's becoming an annual event at the start of Lent," said Charles Neto, a social studies teacher at Saint Joseph High School who helped supervise the teenagers.

Saint Joseph High School is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres in Metuchen, NJ. The mission of Saint Joseph High School is to cultivate a desire for life-long learning, nurture the integration of faith and academic inquiry, and instill values of integrity and compassion in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The school draws students from a wide geographic area encompassing over 40 school districts and over 75 grammar schools in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties, as well as outlying areas. To learn more, call (732) 549-7600, email, or visit