You might recall that I've said St. Al's fails to communicate enough to parishioners about some of the good work it does. It was announced at Mass this morning that this year's First Communion and Confirmation classes have raised enough money to build two houses through a Foor for the Poor program. In the lobby there were photos of the new homes of the the Howell family of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, and the Brown family of Westmoreland, Jamaica.
It's a start. Better if news were also in today's bulletin and on the parish web site. Better still if the parish had an annual report, a page or two of financial results, and the rest about what was accomplished with the money.