Lodge News

SEPRL June News

June 17, 2020

Trying Times
The last couple of months have been trying for all of us. Activities and meetings have been cancelled for the health and safety of everyone. In Clairton, the Sarris Candy sale concluded in time to distribute the orders before Easter. The food drive started and ended in the same week. The few items collected were dropped off at the local Clairton Emergency Food Bank site. In the meantime, GCU offered lodges the opportunity to apply for a donation to their local food banks. The Greater Pittsburgh Foodbank in Duquesne was selected by SEPRL to receive a $1,000 donation to be shared with the Clairton and Munhall food distribution sites.

Signs of Hope
Children from Ascension Parish had fun creating signs with their thoughts and sent in photo’s for a collage to share. Of course, some of our younger members had some help from parents!

Second Quarter Meeting
The 2nd quarter meeting scheduled for June 7 was changed to an officers only meeting. Plans for a regular lodge meeting in the fall will be made once it is safe for the meetings to take place.

Matching Funds
At Ascension Church, a cemetery upkeep mail in campaign has been designated as a Parish Matching Funds event. The committee is in the process of locating names and addresses of family members who moved out of the area. Thanks to help from parishioners, friends and Facebook, there are already positive results that included conversations with long lost friends. The fundraiser will help cover the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery grounds from March through October.

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