09 Jul 2012

CHS Students and Alumni Give Blessings on the Bayou

This June 27 í July 1, 39 CHS students and 11 alumni, including Father Michael Allelo í´98, travelled to St. Philomena Catholic Church in Labadieville, LA to perform some íÍBlessings on the Bayou.íñ

Those participating joined youth and adults from St. John the Evangelist in Prarieville, St. Thomas Moore, St. Philomena and St. Josephí´s Academy to team build with the community and perform work tasks to better the St. Philomena community.

Volunteers completed painting, landscaping and cleaning tasks for the elderly members of the parish and larger community as well as cleaning and maintenance for the parish cememtery. 
Participants also painted the exterior of a local Baptist church in need and visited and prayed with the elderly.

Each night the group shared íÍgraces of the dayíñ and reflected on the experience followed by prayer. The week of work ended with a commissioning service with all participants and families in the area.