Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Religion, then hair and laundry

Havana parish evangelizes with meals, hair salon, and laundry service

Women at La Milagrosa Church sort clothing to be distributed to the elderly in the community in Havana. The Catholic parish has developed an extensive program of social services, especially serving senior residents and adults with Down syndrome.

This story shows the involvement of a Catholic parish with the elderly in the community. It does just about everything for the people.

Not long after 8 a.m. Mass at La Milagrosa Church, the squadron of volunteers kicks into gear.

The elderly people who have come to the parish in south-central Havana follow Mass with an exercise workout, then sit down to breakfast. The squadron is needed because each day as many as 400 men and women come to "Casa de Abuelos," or Grandparents House, for, as 95-year-old Hilda Prieto put it, "everything."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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