Titled “Let Us Care for Our Common Home,” the hymn focuses on the beauty of nature but also challenges human behavior toward the planet so people will make more thoughtful choices about the environment.
“Our goal for youth ministry this year was to bring a light to others, and to involve as many people in the parish as possible. About 30 youth or families took part in the project with many people requesting more than one kit,” said Melissa Fox.
This week, people on the front lines of dealing with COVID-19 — teachers, administrators, law enforcement and medical workers — have had two virtual opportunities to share their experiences, from sorrow and grief to goodwill and laughter, thanks to an initiative of Christ our Light Parish in Princeton and Zimmerman.
The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in St. Joseph handed over the keys of Genesis House to members of Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity in December. The transfer of the property ended with a prayer service to bless the home, the workers who will renovate it and the family who will come to live there.
“Our parishioners have been feeling very disconnected, not being able to be together at Mass or share in sacraments with family members. But creating our own 1,000-crane chain, each with a prayer, could help us feel like a community again.”
By incorporating frozen foods, developing pop-up sites and partnering with food shelves, the Senior Dining program more than tripled its capacity and has been able to prepare and deliver about 91,000 meals per month, which is up from 26,000 meals a month in 2019.