Boy and Girl Scouts from across the diocese gathered Feb. 26 at St. Augustine of Canterbury in Belleville to receive their religious awards.
“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for today is the evil thereof.”
Every weekend parishioners gather at the Lord’s table at their parishes to receive the Body of Christ. While this is the way many receive Communion, a good number of people — and the number seems to be growing — are no longer able to leave their homes to attend parish liturgies as they once did.
They rely on clergy and other volunteers to bring them the Eucharist.
When a customer walks into the store at Daystar Community Program in Cairo, he or she will always receive a smile and a “what can I do for you”? And they mean it. Amy Conoway works at the store, greeting customers, meeting needs and fulfilling requests for food or assistance along with others, including Sherry Miller, Daystar director.
Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School decided to step away from the traditional activities of Catholic Schools Week this year to participate in a program offered by the National Catholic Educational Association and Catholic Relief Services.