The St. John Neumann School St. Vincent de Paul Youth Ministry celebrated its commissioning ceremony on April 26 at the all-school Mass. “The Tiny Saints,” a SVDP Youth Conference, has been established at SJN, and 44 students participated in the celebration as they became official lifetime members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Bishop Richard F. Stika sent an inspiring letter blessing those being commissioned. Father Michael Maples celebrated the Mass, and Deacon Jim Lawson read the bishop’s letter and commissioned the children with a blessing following their pledge of service.
“St. John Neumann School and Parish are very proud of the loving, charitable accomplishments of this group and for the prayerful support of our diocesan family as they continue to participate in their ministry, which has already done so many good things in our community.
“Many thanks to Bishop Stika and all who made this Mass and commissioning such an inspiration for the children and their parents,” said Joanne Behnke, SVDP coordinator of the Tiny Saints.