Folks in Webster Springs, West Virginia, don’t have much. Jobs in coal and timber are scarce. Nearly a third of the 776 residents live below the poverty line. They need help.
That’s why Father Jay Donahue has led a group of young people the past two summers on mission trips to Webster Springs to help rebuild homes. As administrator of Saints Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township, it’s one of his dreams—that we reach out to people in need and center our lives on Christ.
St. Bernard Parish in Mt. Lebanon held a ministry fair in 2012 for parishioners who wanted to get more involved in their church. It was a tremendous success, with more than 200 people volunteering for about 50 parish ministries.
Brian McGhen opened his four piggy-banks to give everything to his church. Parishioners at Saint Patrick Parish in McKeesport and others opened their hearts and helped fulfill Brian’s dream to see a Broadway show.