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Front page - most recent issue
Eastside parishes assist mission in Mississippi
By Loretta Nemeth
BEDFORD, Ohio --New administrator of St. Eugene Parish (Bedford) and St. John Parish (Solon), Father Andrey Kovalenko, proposed a Lenten project to the parishes, which are also twinned as part of the Eparchial Pastoral Plan. Brian Backer, a personal friend of Father Kovalenko, has been taking truckloads of needed supplies to areas of Mississippi, still devastated from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.
Backer and his team make two trips a year to bring the needed goods to Mississippi. In addition to bringing goods, they also donate their time and labor; they have helped rebuild churches there.
Father Kovalenko suggested that the two parishes work together to provide aid to Backer’s project. St. Eugene parishioners helped to identify excess furniture no longer needed at St. Eugene’s. St. John’s parishioners helped by making donations of funds and dry goods.
The truck was loaded at St. Eugene Parish on March 19.