Valentine's Penny Collection

A heartfelt "thank you" for your generosity! Through many parishioners' charitable contributions, the Knights of Columbus of St. Paul Cathedral Council #14474 were able to raise over $1600 during the weekend masses of Feb. 8th-9th for The Bishop's Project. The proceeds of your generosity will benefit the McGuire Home and the St. Anthony School Programs in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Here is some further info on these worthy programs:

"McGuire Memorial’s main campus, located in the town of New Brighton, has since its founding in 1963, served those who are physically and developmentally challenged, including those with profound multiple, complex disabilities. McGuire Memorial, a co-sponsored ministry of the Felician Sisters of North America and the Diocese of Pittsburgh, is a not-for-profit, non-denominational facility open to people of all faiths and backgrounds. McGuire has always operated under the guiding principle that every person, as a unique gift of God, is created for a sacred purpose and is able to attain a fullness of life. As a direct result of that core value, every individual served at McGuire Memorial is loved, supported and encouraged to reach their fullest potential." Please see www.mcguirememorial.org for the story of this ministry of charity by the Felician Sisters.

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"St. Anthony School Programs is a Catholic-based inclusive educational environment for children ages 5-21 with Autism, Down Syndrome and other Intellectual Disabilities. For sixty years, St. Anthony School Programs has helped both Catholic and non-Catholic students with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest academically, socially, vocationally and spiritually. St. Anthony School Programs provides students with a unique inclusive educational program. Individualized lesson plans determine each child's level of inclusion and special resource room support gives our students every opportunity to learn in a safe and loving environment so that they may grow and become active and contributing members of society." Please visit www.stanthonyschoolprograms.com to learn more.