Wednesday, April 8, 2015

St. Helen's pupils knit to spread kindness

Students make scarves, toques, and socks for the homeless
The St. Helen's Knitting Club gathers on Ash Wednesday with ashes in place. Bethany Borkowski (second from left) and Sarah Ruggier (third from left), guide students Alessia Giammaria, Maria Didak, Carmen Ballan, Neely Quan, and Isabella Nolletti. Nadia Piperni / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Encouragement from a teacher does not usually lead to an idea for a knitting club! For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis to inmates: 'I too need to be washed by the Lord'
Pope Francis, as Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Argentina, washes and kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during Holy Thursday Mass in 2008 at a church in a poor neighbourhood of the city. CNS photo / Enrique Garcia Medina, Reuters.
Pope Francis on Holy Thursday told inmates of a Rome prison that God's love is personal and endless, emphasizing that he too needs forgiveness and purification. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Priest finds end-of-life spiritual preparation lacking
Moral theology professor Father Kevin Belgrave speaks about end-of-life preparation in Toronto. Father Kevin Belgrave / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Priests need to preach the Church's teachings on end-of-life issues more frequently to better spiritually prepare parishioners for the inevitable, Father Kevin Belgrave believes. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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