Parishioners fill 'Crib 4 Life' at St. Pius X Church
GREENSBORO — Many parishioners answered God's call for life Annunciation weekend through Palm Sunday at St. Pius X Church in Greensboro. St. Pius X Church's Respect Life Ministry hosted a "Crib 4 Life" in honor of all families prayed for during their Spiritual Adoption program this year.
Parishioners brought baby clothes, baby sleepers, blankets and diapers for a crib that was set up in the narthex of the church from the feast of the Annunciation until Palm Sunday.
"The Crib 4 Life provided us with a clear, concrete, visual reminder of what it takes to support the choice for life in its infancy," said Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio, pastor of St. Pius X Church.
"Parishioners, like a bachelor priest, might be very surprised just how much disposable diapers cost," he quipped.
Pictured: St. Pius X Church's Respect Life team members Tita Wofford (middle), her son Drew Wofford (left), and his wife Brandy Wofford (right). (Georgianna Penn | Catholic News Herald)
Each year the St. Pius X "Crib 4 Life" donates items to maternity homes, crisis pregnancy centers and people in need. This year donated items will go to benefit the "Wee Care Shoppe" of Catholic Social Services in Winston-Salem, which provides free infant clothes and baby items to mothers in need in the Triad area.
Many helping hands came out to support the "Crib 4 Life" this year.
The St. Pius X Respect Life Ministry would like to thank their team of 17 volunteers who set up the crib, watched over the crib and delicately packed up all 264 items collected from the crib. They would specifically like to thank Jackie Doyd and family for the use of their crib, the Wofford family, Richter family, Trego family, Lian family, Krisan Walker, Joshua Walker, Maureen Meagher, Mary Jo O'Malley, Regina Morris, Darlene Stanley of Catholic Social Services and St. Pius X Church staff member Carolyn Painley.
There was so much generosity from the parish that they were also able to share some of the items with another ministry in the church that prepares "baby bundles" for the Women's Hospital in Greensboro.
Much appreciation, however, goes to the parishioners of St. Pius X Church.
"We are very good at praying and saying we are pro-life, which we can consider spiritual works of mercy," shared Monsignor Marcaccio. "I think for some of our households, shopping for the crib provided a unique opportunity to practice a corporal work of mercy for life."
— Georgianna Penn, correspondent
How you can help
To donate to the "Wee Care Shoppe" of Catholic Social Services in Winston-Salem, call 336-727-0705.
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