Clergy appreciation dinner

AIKEN—St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity hosted its 10th annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner Oct. 6 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church.

Two hundred people celebrated Fathers Gregory Wilson, Art Dalu-pang, Hugo Ruiz, Jeffrey Kirby and Ernie Hepner (pictured with John Shea); and Deacons Bob Pierce and Pat Mongan.

Val Cadarr spoke about how great their clergy are in living out their theme, “Shaping Hearts and Chang­ing Lives.”

Donna Pierce said it was heart-warming that so many people showed gratitude for the clergy.