From the Diocese of Steubenville

On call from Joseph DeGanova, left, Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, Luke Boiarski, third from right, leads some of the religious order’s 365 volunteers — Adolph Williams, Ronnie Mattingly, Matthew Johnson and Jude Leaks — from Kentucky to Ohio to assist St. John, Bellaire, parishioners whose house had been damaged by water. CharitySisterAnn Magruder accompanied the workers, members of St. Francis Ceder Parish, Raywick, Kentucky, who have traveled to various pads of the United States and outside the country as Charity Sisters’ volunteers to provide their electrical, plumbing and construction skills for those In need. During the three days the men worked on the Bellaire house, they gutted and rebuilt the bathroom, Sister Luke said The workers were housed in the rectory at Sacred Heart Church, Neffs, during their mission trip. Father Daniel Meuse!, pastor of St. John and Sacred Heart parishes, and parishioners from the two parishes assisted in readying the housing and supplying meals for the workers, according to Sister Luke. A Bellaire native, Sister Luke has led other mission trips to the Ohio Valley to assist residents. Sisters Luke and Ann ministered in the Illtonsville area, and St Joseph Parish there, for a number of years. The two now minister from Nazareth, Kentucky, where they reside.

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