Bill Napper

Sunday, 17 September 2017 13:12

Summer lunch program deemed success by all

HIGHLAND — When the world seems to be falling apart, and people question if people care for one another, a group of volunteers teamed up during the summer to feed children who may have been missing meals; because when schools are not in session, kids miss meals.

Nearly one-third of students in the Highland School District qualify for free or reduced lunches.

HIGHLAND — If there were a single theme that could have described the banquet sponsored by Relevant Pregnancy Options Center at the Knights of Columbus Hall, March 11 it would have been the word “fragile.”


HIGHLAND — The Knights of Columbus Council #1580 held its 29th annual Vocations, Newman Center and Pro-Life Banquet on Feb. 19 at the K.C. Hall in Highland.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois was in attendance to accept $16,500 from the Knights to help support the young men who are studying to be priests in the Springfield diocese.

Nearly 250 men woke up early Feb. 20 to take part in a Catholic Men's Prayer Breakfast here. This year's annual event was billed as "Fathers in a New Era."

The workshop began with morning Mass celebrated by Father John Paul Klein, OMV, in the historic St. Mary Catholic Church. After Mass the men adjourned to the cafeteria where master of ceremonies Zip Rzeppa recalled some of the lows and the highs of his colorful life and career. Rzeppa is well remembered by many metro-east viewers from his former stints as a popular St. Louis sports broadcaster.

HIGHLAND — Dedicated St. Paul parishioners took their cue from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' by doing their part earlier this month to be more sensitive to the condition of the Earth and the environment.

Aa group of local disciples from St. Paul Church decided to continue the Christian ministry in Ghana by spreading "the Good News."

Parishioners adopted the Ghana parish several years ago, and continue to support it with prayer and with the continued development of the St. Therese Development Youth Center.

Highland — Vocations are indeed alive and well in Highland and the Springfield diocese.

The Highland Knights of Columbus are very active as they continue their quest to support activities such as Respect For Life, the Newman Fund, and vocations of seminarians, sisters, those seeking vocation of religious life and priests.

HIGHLAND — As America was celebrating its independence last July, Angie Daley was thinking about her children and the challenges they faced.

She wrote a letter to the local Knights of Columbus Council 1580 to tell them that she and her husband, Elijah, wished for something that would make her children happy — a bicycle. But the bike they needed was not just a normal bike. It's an adaptive bike and costs $4,000.

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