Celebrations of all kinds have taken new formats this year. The Sisters at Mount St. Macrina commemorated Catholic Sisters’ Week by holding a food drive involving the public and a clothing and housewares collection in-house. The beneficiaries of the food drive, held March 9-20, were two local food banks, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Fayette County Community Action. Clothing and household goods were divided among local outreach programs.
Mary House accommodates 4-5 women in transition, guided by two Sisters of Charity of Greensburg. The Goodwill Store accepted household items. A large part of the collection went to Fresh Fire Church which distributes clothing and household goods to the needy free of charge. Local benefactors brought generous amounts of food, health and hygiene products to the Religious Gift Shop to distribute to the many unemployed of Fayette County. Local agencies have expressed their gratitude for the Sisters’ outreach and for their prayers.