By Charla Spalluto Misse, NOLACatholicParenting.org My neighborhood is like many others in Greater New Orleans: a mix of old and new homes, old and young
Two hundred forty-seven laypersons who have devoted themselves to the work of the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be awarded
The temperature reached the high 80s by 10 a.m., yet students and adult volunteers were working in the heat scraping paint, pulling out old nails and repainting the interior of a house in Gentilly, while another 40 were doing similar tasks at three other houses nearby.
Who were these volunteers? Twenty students from Brother Martin High School and counterparts from other schools operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart – Bishop Guertin High in New Hampshire; St. Joseph High in Metuchen, New Jersey; St. Stanislaus in Mississippi and Catholic High in Baton Rouge – were completing a joint service project organized by Tom Baier, Brother Martin’s director of campus ministry.
On Good Shepherd Sunday – celebrated the weekend of April 20-21 – Catholics in the Archdiocese of New Orleans will have a chance
On April 6, families in the Archdiocese of New Orleans are being encouraged to spend the morning working together in a spirit of service, whether that means staying home to spruce up the yard or helping a neighbor or stranger in need.