The Ladies of Charity of Schenectady, N.Y., met on Saturday to make crosses and flowers from palms. On Palm Sunday they will go to parishes and distribute the crosses before and after Masses. The Ladies ask for donations, which are then used for food pantries. This was the third year for this successful project which both promotes the spirituality of Lent, and raises money. In Advent, the Ladies make Advent Wreath lapel pins and purchase Advent calendars and religious ornaments which they distribute in the same manner.