Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Students Hold Rosary March for France

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Students Hold Rosary March for France

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Byline: Sandy Strickland

These middle-school students dressed in blue, white and red T-shirts to make a human flag in honor of the French tricolor. It was their way of remembering those who lost their lives in the recent shootings in France.

The seventh-grade student government at Resurrection Catholic School wanted to do something for the victims and their families, said Maryellen Bell, director of development. So they also asked Principal Pat Donahue if they could do a rosary march for France after Mass. Donahue was touched by their request, Bell said. So grades three to eight paraded recently around the school property at 5710 Jack Road in Arlington saying the rosary. As it happens, the school is working on its Spiritual Works of Mercy program and praying for the living and the dead is one of them, Bell said.

"It makes the students feel good to be able to pray for their brothers and sisters in France," she said.

Here's more good news:

- The First Coast Apartment Association collected about 12,000 canned goods and $2,000 for the Clara White Mission during its annual "Knock Out Hunger" food drive. Collection boxes were set up in apartment communities and offices, a news release said. The bounty was then delivered to the mission at 613 W. Ashley St.

- Infants and toddlers at the Sulzbacher Center for the homeless recently were showered with clothing, diapers, blankets, other necessities and lots of affection. Volunteers from the Church of Eleven22 held a shower at the Adams Street center for mothers of infants and toddlers residing in the shelter, as well as those who recently transitioned into housing as part of its aftercare program. In addition to an array of gifts collected by the church, the mothers and children were treated to refreshments and fun activities.

"For mothers facing homelessness, providing for their children is especially difficult," Cindy Funkhouser, Sulzbacher Center president and CEO, said in a news release. …

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