by Claire Schemel
The Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Perryville, Missouri, were happy and surprised by a wonderful gift. The gift was a great cargo van. We had been using a rather beat-up van weekly to travel to the St. Louis area to pick up Panera breads, bagels, and sweet items. Thankfully Panera has been giving us a weekly donation… enough to fill the inside of a van.
Once a graduate of our parish’s St. Vincent de Paul High School found out about our van problems, he generously donated enough for a new van. The photo is of some of our ladies and our new van. Earlier that morning we rededicated ourselves in celebration of our 400th anniversary at the all-school mass held on December 8… the Immaculate Conception of Mary.