Junior St. Vincent de Paul News
Leslie and Alan Brinkman have agreed to take over leadership of the Blessed Sacrament Junior St. Vincent de Paul group for the 2018-2019 year! Former leader Ashley Karagianis is passing the baton to the Brinkmans after her years of service as the leader. Thank you, Ashley, for all of your hard work for the less fortunate of our community.
Our Junior SVdP was formed several years ago with the involvement of Tia Bodine, Lauren King, and Father Ben Green, who were followed by Kristen Jiminez. Blessed Sacrament is the only parish in this region we are aware of that has a Junior SVdP group. This group is open to middle school-aged parishioners.
Our Blessed Sacrament group has been recognized in the Catholic Advance, and the Diocesan Stewardship Facebook page, for their many acts of service. The group has helped with food drives, and the annual coat & blanket drive. They have also served lunch to the homeless and performed many other acts of kindness.
Part of the group’s activities include social events to encourage bonding among the young people in middle school. A large part of the group’s success is due to the support of the parents that encourage their students’ participation, by carpooling and and providing chaperones at Junior SVdP events.