Highland/Fulton: St. Francis of Assisi Church welcomes new member to its flock

One of the staff members at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fulton had a new addition to their family. Joanna Herrera, the church's director of religious education, and her husband, Edward, welcomed their firstborn child, Maximilian Paul Herrera, into this world Feb. 19 at 7:20 a.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs., 10 oz. He and his mom and dad are doing fine. Joanna's father, Greg Rapisarda, resides in Clarksville and Edward's parents, Edward and Lynn Herrera, hail from Houston. Congratulations to the new mom and dad.

Easter is just around the corner and Nancy Fadely, the secretary at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Highland, was kind enough to send me its holy week worship schedule. Palm Sunday services are at 9 and 11 a.m. with a 10 a.m. Christian education class. Stations of the Cross will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The Holy Thursday service begins at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday services begins at noon until 3 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. liturgy. Holy Saturday has 2 services: a 10 a.m. liturgy and the Easter Vigil, beginning at 8 p.m. Easter services April 8 are at 9 and 11 a.m. with an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m.

Boy Scouts from Troop 702, sponsored by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Highland, will once again be participating in the annual "Scouting for Food" drive. During the weekend of April 14, you'll see the scouts in the area hanging plastic bags on the mailboxes. They ask that you fill the bag with non-perishable and non-expired food items (canned goods, cereal, rice, etc.) and leave it at your mailbox before noon on April 21. All donations will be picked up and delivered to Elizabeth House in Laurel to help local families in need.

The scouts really appreciate the generosity of this community thank you in advance. Last year, more than 3,000 pounds of food was collected. Let's try for 4,000 pounds this year.

The Lime Kiln Middle School Students of the Week for the week ending March 8 were: Harsh Patel, Ila Kanneboyina, Mitchell Evans, Sophia Elky, Ashley Martin, Tatum Teodori and Josiah Walters.

Well, that's all for this week. Commit a random act of kindness. Look in on your neighbors. Say a prayer for our troops who are serving in harm's way and remember their families, too.

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