Most of us are fortunate enough to have our basic needs met. Food, clothing and housing are essentials that generally are easy to come by; but for thousands in the archdiocese, the reality is much different.
Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, Catholics are called to build the Church through their generous support, which makes possible thousands of miracles in the lives of those the Church serves every day.
Players on the St. Pius X High School baseball team are a confident bunch, and it shows in their crisp play in the field and at bat.
Yet, for all of that confidence — "swagger," as their coach calls it — they're quick to recognize the importance of their teammates for their success.
Just before the start of providing free dental services to people who are St. Patrick Center clients, volunteers from Smile Generation's St. Louis offices gathered outside the Pacific Dental Services Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic RV for a last-minute meeting to go over procedures and details for the day.
At the conclusion, they huddled and shouted, "We serve," then went to their positions, like a sports team ready to play a game. Doctors, nurses, X-ray techs and a hygienist awaited patients, while receptionists awaited people to sign in.
Sister Judith Abique, SPC, will integrate Theology of the Body concepts in religious education at St. Joseph School in Waipahu, Hawaii, as a result of a session she attended at the NCEA Convention and Expo in St. Louis.
Dressed appropriately and perhaps providentially in school colors, Lovie Haynes, age 87, watched approvingly from her second-story deck as 10 volunteers from Fontbonne University, a few clad in matching purple, worked across the street in Friends of Hamilton Village Community Gardens.
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