Spring break at St. Ann Outreach

KINGSTREE — St. Ann Catholic Outreach Center hosted six college students and a chaperone from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., during their spring break March 1-7.

The center has offered a week of prayer and community service for college students for the past eight years.  The Madonna students were welcomed at the Sunday Liturgy at St. Ann Church and treated to a brunch prepared by parishioners.  

During the week, the students gathered for daily prayer and sharing, and attended Mass. They took part in community building activities such as bocce ball and karaoke night with Felician Sisters M. Johnna Ciezobka and M. Susanne Dziedzic. Their service included home repairs for an elderly woman, home visits to senior citizens and  spring cleaning in the church. The group tutored and flew kites with children during the after-school program.

Students from Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y., and Villa Maria College in Buffalo, N.Y., also are scheduled to be at the outreach center during their spring breaks in March.

“These students are changed by the experience and their faith deepened,” the sisters wrote in an e-mail to The Miscellany. “Their presence and service witness to their love of God and all God’s people.”