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OLM Families Open Year of Mercy with Outreach Project; Assemble 20,000 Meals in Under Two Hours

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East Greenwich, RI -- On Saturday, December 12, following the 4:00 p.m mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, over 100 parishioners gathered to kick of the OLMOutreachProjectPhoto3Year of Mercy with a parish-wide outreach project. The event, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services Helping Hands initiative and hosted by OLM, was the second of its OLMOutreachProjectPhoto2kind at OLM, and was a tremendous success by all accounts. In just under two hours, those in attendance packaged 20,000 meals for the hungry and poor in Africa. According to Pastor Father Bernard Healey, β€œFeeding the hungry is a corporal work of mercy and lending a helping hand to the good work of Catholic Relief Services in providing food for those who live in hunger in Africa was a great start to the Jubilee Year of Mercy here at OLM. It was an amazing evening as the OLM school families and parishioners of all ages joined together in a spirit of mercy as they packed 20.000 meals for CRS. I think Pope Francis is very proud of OLM Parish!”

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