By Elizabeth Lowe
Catholics across the Archdiocese of Baltimore were to participate in the second annual Day to Serve Sept. 15-29.
A cooperative effort between the governors of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., Day to Serve works to feed the hungry and better serve the planet.
Ten parishioners from St. Charles Borromeo in Pikesville participated Sept. 21. They cleaned up a stretch of Old Court Road near the parish in an effort to decrease the amount of debris that washes into the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, said Teri Seeley, a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo who spearheads its trash cleanup events.
“We have a mission to protect the environment,” Seeley said. “I would encourage other parishes to consider it as an alternate ministry, another way to serve the community.”
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In Baltimore City, 286 students and 31 faculty members from the Institute of Notre Dame participated Sept. 19. Fifty students and five staff members bagged more than 300 lunches, and 10 students and three staff members delivered them to the Baltimore Rescue Mission, Project PLASE and people under Interstate 83.
Bread, snacks and additional items were donated to Our Daily Bread in Baltimore, according to IND. Twenty students and two faculty members also picked up trash outside the school.
Across town, nearly a dozen freshmen from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington went to Our Daily Bread in Baltimore Sept. 19, according to the school. They prepared, served and cleaned up after a meal at Our Daily Bread.