What We’ve Heard – April 3, 2023

Bringing “Laudato si’” to life. Saturday, March 4, the Care for Creation Ministry at Sacred Heart Church, Norfolk, spent time picking up trash along their adopt- ed street, Princess Anne Road. The team of 13, led by Frank Murphy, included some members of the Sacred Heart Fraternity of Saint Francis, Virginia Beach. The team collected 75 pounds of trash.

Feeding children in need. Father Michael Duffy, pastor of St. Jude, Mineral, and Immaculate Conception, Bumpass, and Rebecca Chidester, social ministry committee chair, present a $3,000 CRS Rice Bowl Grant award to the Louisa County Resource Council. The money will help fund the Children’s Emergency Feeding Program.

Leading as a public servant. The new mayor of Newport News, Phillip Jones, visited Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Feb. 28 to see how OLMC serves the community. Mayor Jones answered questions from the eighth grade civics classes and spoke about leading as a public servant. “Christ went to the people,” he said, “so I didn’t just go to the nice neighborhoods.”

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