OLL News: Robin Biggie, more 1Day4Him articles and two invitations
Staff Profile: Robin Biggie
(above) has handled maintenance of the Our Lady of Lourdes campus since 2001.
He is truly a jack-of-all-trades (and master of many). He coordinates the service of (and often handles the problems himself) of the following parish needs:
· Lighting, plumbing, electrical and HVAC
· Roofing, dry wall, painting
· Landscaping, storm water drainage and pumps
· Furniture re-location
· Chauffeuring and school vehicles
· Dumpsters and health inspections
· Light bulb replacements, batteries (like smoke detectors), emergency equipment, exits and lights
· Projection equipment
· Playground equipment
Robin was born and attended school in Wendell Knightdale NC. He has lived in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Canada.
While living and ministering in Madonna House in Cumbermere, Ontario he farmed, did carpentry and serviced the automobiles. Robin also worked in the food industry and in sales and equipment repair for the UHaul corporation.
Robin enjoys horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing and relaxing at the beach.
We had lots of empty seats in the Sunday morning New Evangelization class. Small but energetic class started to dig into a very challenging subject. We believe it is really worth the time and effort to understand fully what the Church means! The last four Popes all emphasized its importance! Its starting to become very obvious why.
Please join us in the Bernadette Center after the Sunday 9AM Mass tomorrow. Coffee, Bishop Robert Barron and conversation. Good conversation!
articles by Bill and Kathy Pratt, featuring stories by Mary Pratt (6th grade, OLL School) and photos by Anna Pratt (8th grade, OLL School). Great work girls.
Rise Against Hunger
"We had the pleasure of visiting Rise Against Hunger as our first stop. When we first walked in, all the volunteers were wearing hairnets and plastic gloves. The tables were stocked with rice, dried vegetables, spices, and other nutrients. After getting directions and saying a prayer, the group turned on some music and got to work. The volunteers began packaging food that would go to hungry people all over the world. Aside from packaging and delivering food, Rise Against Hunger also helps people learn how to grow their own crops and possibly catch fish. Rise Against Hunger is a great place to volunteer and a fabulous organization.
Brown Bag Ministries
After visiting Rise Against Hunger, we drove over to Brown Bag Ministries where 51 volunteers were preparing 300 sandwiches in just a couple of hours. There were so many volunteers, the small room could barely fit everyone. Despite the tight space, volunteers still worked hard at assembling packed lunches that consisted of one sandwich, two oranges, one fruit cup, and three snacks. In the course of one month, Brown Bag Ministry distributes 12,000 meals to the needy of Wake County. I would definitely recommend working at Brown Bag Ministries if you want to help the hungry and less fortunate.
Next, we drove over to Hilltop Homes, a home for children with disabilities. Twenty one kids live at the home, where they have their own rooms and a school. They also have physical therapy and speech therapy to help the kids. The oldest child there is seventeen and the youngest is about one. Today’s volunteers helped spruce up the outdoor areas, did crafts with the kids, and had a dance party with them. Hilltop Homes is a wonderful Place for the children and the volunteers.
Christian Life Home
For our last stop, we went to Christian Life Home, where fifteen volunteers were fixing a home where pregnant single women could stay with their children while getting used to living a single life. The volunteers helped paint rooms, clean gutters, sweep, clean the roof, and other projects to help clean up the house. They even helped clean and fix a van that the Christian Life Home used for the clients. Christian Life Home is a great organization for women in need."
The girls that provided the photos and stories for 1Day4Him.
Left: Molly Spangler, Front: Mary Pratt, Back: Anna Pratt
Sent by Bob Bowerman on Saturday, September 29 at 8:00AM