Helping Hands

It’s still busy this week, but allow me to take a moment to share some good news and possibly show off just a bit…  This is lifted from Rocco’s Whispers blog.

In what might’ve made for the most meaningful work of this week, on the eve of the Plenary a good number of bishops joined students from the Baltimore/Washington area for a mass assembling of meals for Catholic Relief Services efforts in Burkina Faso, where a recent drought’s impact on agriculture has spurred a food crisis.

According to the hometown Catholic Review, some 30 prelates – almost all of them donning the required hair-nets – took shifts to prepare and box the meal-packs alongside the volunteers from nearby Catholic high schools and colleges. The "Helping Hands" service project was held in one of the mammoth hallways that link the meeting rooms used by the conference over the days.

Together, the group readied over 30,000 meals through Sunday afternoon; here’s a Review video recap of the gathering (where you might see your favorite blogger… who the young people knew as “RUNNER!”

Learn more about CRS’ Helping Hands project

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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