Over 75 volunteers, most of which were youth sixth through 12th grade, from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waxahachie and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana joined together in their annual summer community service project this month, called “Hands and Feet of Christ.” The youth participated in community service projects in Corsicana on Monday and Thursday, and In Waxahachie on Tuesday and Wednesday.
While in Corsicana, the youth worked hard to help out James L. Collins Catholic School by building a much-needed walkway, with Pineda’s Nursery providing professional guidance for the youth to ensure quality workmanship. Another group provided service to the Hope Center by removing a tree. Many other places around town benefited from this ministry as well, including Christmas in Action where they built a new wheelchair ramp, the Salvation Army where the youth sorted clothing, the food pantry, cleaned a cemetery, and helped out at TriSun nursing home and many other places around town.
This is the 11th year the youth of Immaculate Conception has participated in this summer event. The ministry started in 1995 at St. Jude’s parish in Allen, Texas and was inspired by the youth leader’s mother-in-law who was dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her focus was on service and social justice, even while she was dying. This ministry continues to be dedicated to her and each year a donation is made to help find a cure for this devastating disease.
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