OLL News: The March, our Garden and Help is Needed
First, a busload of OLL parishioners joined the hundreds of thousands in Washington, DC for the
annual March for Life.
We departed at 430am, ate breakfast in McDonalds at 7am, attended the NC Mass for Life at the Basilica at 11:30am, joined the rally at 1pm, marched to the Capital Building and then visited with NC politicians staff members in their offices. We boarded our bus around 5pm, ate dinner at Golden Corral at 7pm, dozed off and arrived at St. Raphael's to pickup our cars at 11:45pm.
Tired but hopeful that our presence saved some lives.
There is absolutely no better way for me to spend that day. I sincerely hope it will no longer be needed some day ...but until then we will continue to march with the other hundreds of thousands who care.
(Above) Bishop Zarama blessing the faithful, mostly from NC
PART OF THE MARCHERS
I asked a veteran policeman and he estimated the crowd at 300,000. He had not seen a large part of the crowd at that point!
(Above) One of my favorite signs
(Below) On our way home
Second, on a beautiful recent sunny Saturday, members of our scout troop who are working on an eagle project, delivered a new bench and a new worktable to the
Lord’s Bounty Garden
. Pictured with the items are our troop leader Rick Aycock and the three boys who worked on the project.
photos and article by Dorothea Bitler
HELP IS NEEDED
We really need new co-chairs and help for
. After 5 years, Jennifer Williams is stepping down. Thank you Jennifer. It is a great event
The infrastructure is in place - after 5 successful years of building a foundation- and there is a committee to help. We just need a few leaders and more hands. Won't you please help. You could get involved yourself and/or recruit someone else to help continue a tradition on September 12 that is worth our serious support.
Please contact the office (919.861.4600) to volunteer or to get more information.
on Saturday, February 8 at 10:00AM