Because We Are Catholic: For Community-Minded Parishioners, Giving Back Means Picking Up

Dressed in orange safety vests, some hearty parishioners of Sacred Heart in Bath set off early one chilly morning recently to give back to their community – by picking up trash.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Father Jacob W. Post Council #14464, they keep a 1.6-mile stretch of highway just outside of town free of fast food wrappers, clothing, beer bottles and all kinds of other unsightly litter.

It’s just one way they provide community service several times a year, while also getting out for a little fellowship and, when the job is done, some coffee and donuts.

All parishioners are invited to help. It’s part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program.

Their service project fits in nicely with a key part of the Diocese’s mission to “Bring the light of Christ to each other and to our community.”


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