Note: this is part of a larger article that appeared in the LOC Archdiocese of Washington newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here.
“If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”
I prayed very heavily before stepping into the position as President of Prince George’s County Ladies of Charity (PGCLOC). It was breaking my heart that a virus that was taking lives, could also take away the mighty works of many. To even think we may not have PGCLOC, without SOMEONE stepping up to say “I will”. Then I thought that I often say “Sometimes, the someone is YOU”, so here I am answering the call. Planning to give my very best, and rely heavily on guidance from those who have paved the way before me.
At least 5 of our units have Food Pantries and prepare Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Food baskets. Several offer rent assistance, Food Gift cards, Angel Tree, Food Drives, School Supplies, operate Religious gift store, SHARE, SOME, collected items for a Parish in Liberia, and many, many more that are done “To Serve Rather Than Be Served”…
Donations and support to St. Ann’s, Sacred Heart Home, UCAP (Shepherd’s Cove), Spring Grove, Forestville Pregnancy Center, Carroll Manor. St. Margaret houses the ADW Archives. Mr. Bolden with Carroll Manor very graciously thanks St. Ambrose, St. John Baptist de la Salle, St. Ignatius and Mount Calvary for Gift bags to residents.
We are also very proud to have two PGLOC members elected as Directors of the LCUSA Mid-Atlantic Region – Viola Johnson-Robinson (St. Ignatius) and Deborah Self (St. Matthias) at the National Assembly in Knoxville, TN August 2022.
Regina Barrett, President
Prince George’s County Ladies of Charity