By Karen Baker, Clarion Herald Contributing writer The Northshore Chapter of The Catholic Foundation honored the deacons of the West St. Tammany-Washington deanery during the
Is any family really ‘normal’?
Archbishop Gregory Aymond posed that question on the last day of “A Family that Prays” retreat Nov. 4 in Covington. He joked that no family is perfect, beginning with his own, as evidenced by words on a plaque his sister gave him, “As far as anybody knows, we are a normal family.”
Playing basketball. Hiking. Swimming. Musical chairs. Not the typical activities middle school students might engage in with nuns and priests.
But it’s exactly how Father Steve Bruno, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, envisioned the inaugural Vocation Camp for fifth through seventh graders Aug. 4-6 at Camp Abbey Retreat Center in Covington.
“God lives at Camp Abbey,” said Monique Pontiff and other former campers, counselors and administrators Nov. 30 at the dedication of the newly renovated