Second Harvest’s refrigerator on wheels fanning out
A light drizzle was falling in New Orleans East at 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 as people of all ages stood in line to receive fresh vegetables, eggs, meat and canned goods being distributed by Total Community Action and Second Harvest Food Bank at the James Singleton Head Start Center on Curran Road in Little Woods.
40 Days for Life New Orleans kicks off Sept. 24
The annual 40 Days for Life faith-based, pro-life campaign will run Sept. 25-Nov. 3 worldwide. The New Orleans event will kick off Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in front of the Woman’s New Life Center, 3032 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie.
Renovation of Our Lady Star of Sea School will build community
Aug. 10 marked a day of celebration and hope for the future at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Parish in the St. Roch neighborhood. Several parish organizations hosted a “Roch’ing By the Sea” fund-raiser, a first effort to raise money to renovate the former school building for use as a community center.
Abp. Aymond: War, no more!
“No more war. War never again,” was Archbishop Gregory Aymond’s plea to the several hundred gathered Sept. 7 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on State Street to pray for peace in Syria.
Stand up to racism
Martyrs for the faith come in all descriptions and provide examples of heroic witness against racism and other forms of injustice, Archbishop Gregory Aymond said at a racial harmony prayer service Sept. 5 at St. Angela Merici Parish in Metairie.
The door is always open at Project Lazarus
Fourteen months ago, Tasha Duplantis arrived at Project Lazarus with a garbage bag filled with three changes of clothes. HIV-positive since 1996 and fresh from 28 days of rehab for an addiction to cocaine, she was finally drug-free but felt worthless.