BABY CLOTHING GIVE-AWAY: Katelyn, Nathan and Zebedee Gratton with Nathan’s father, Peter Gratton, pick up baby clothing at a Mater Dei parish event. As part of their monthly Works of Mercy projects, the Mater Dei Youth Ministry hosted a free baby clothing giveaway at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Newport in October. Each family from Mater Dei Family Formation program was invited to donate one bag of baby clothes to the drive. The teens sorted the clothes and then distributed them to families who came to pick them up. As part of the drive, the teens learned about St. Francis of Assisi who literally gave his clothes to the poor. The event concluded with a brief time of adoration for the families who benefited from the clothing drive.
FATIMA CENTENNIAL VERMONT TOUR—Volunteers carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima into St. Mary Star of the Sea Church of Mater Dei Parish in Newport. The Fatima Centennial Vermont Tour for Peace included stops throughout the Diocese of Burlington in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.