St. Cloud area-based country cover band Mason Dixon Line will perform a live virtual concert from Pioneer Place on Fifth at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5. The concert is a fundraiser for the Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf.
With the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting financial crisis impacting many individuals and families, the Catholic Charities has seen a dramatic growth in the need for providing food to those in need.
An experimental program to address chronic homelessness is guiding people into permanent housing while saving millions of dollars in health care costs, the president of Catholic Charities USA told the U.S. bishops.
“We’re giving them a reminder that this isn’t a Washington problem. We’re reminding people it’s also your local communities that are being affected,” Lucas Swanepoel, vice president for social policy at Catholic Charities USA, told CNS.
The Stumpfs and their family, who will be wearing coordinating blue shirts at the event, have planned a variety of activities. The day begins with Mass at 11 a.m. with Bishop Donald Kettler, followed by a speaker, Michelle Litke, who is a teacher at Holy Trinity School in Pierz and a cancer survivor.