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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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The gift of giving

The gift of giving

“Nothing is for free.” How many times have you heard this being said?

The Fidelis sisters and Fraternus brothers of South Lafourche feel otherwise. They feel that the gift of giving of themselves is free.

Fidelis sisters and Fraternus brothers volunteered at Frank’s Supervalu in Larose before Thanksgiving and again last Monday for Christmas to help with the holiday rush.

The volunteers helped bag groceries, stocked shelves, brought customer’s groceries to their vehicles and also treated strangers to cookies.

The local Fidelis chapter is coordinated by a team of volunteer women from South Lafourche who organize and implement the program and serve as mentors. The women mentors come from Larose, Cut Off, Galliano and Golden Meadow and mentor 40 young women in the chapter.

Boys are mentored into virtuous Catholic men through Fraternus of South Lafourche.

The Fraternus chapter started nearly five years ago and has approximately 25 male mentors guiding 40 young men enrolled in the program.

Both Fidelis and Fraternus groups meet weekly on Sunday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the course of the school year behind the St. Joseph Catholic Church at the Recreation Center in Galliano.