‘Families Helping Families’
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) held its first annual Bishop’s Walk—“Families Helping Families” on Sat., March 21, 2015. The event was held at various times across southern Missouri on the same day in order to fund CCSOMO social services. For example, the walk was held in Joplin at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Parish and at 12-noon at St. Peter the Apostle Parish; in Springfield, the walk was held at 9 a.m. at Springfield Catholic High School. Bp. James V. Johnston walked at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau at its 12-noon event.
With people coming together as a Catholic community all over the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri raised $17,480 to fund such programs as LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home in Springfield, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and homelessness prevention even as a new initiative, the Bishop’s Walk had 1,000 parishioners walking to help neighbors in need. Read more