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Faith First event brings awareness to the fruitfulness and dignity of work

For the most recent Faith First event, parishioners of all ages came together over the Labor Day Weekend to learn about issues impacting employment in our own community & beyond.

This past Labor Day weekend, attendees heard from two representatives from influential community organizations: Tim Wollin with StepUp Durham and Casey Stanton with Durham CAN.  At the event, parishioners engaged in an experiential learning activity in which each individual was provided a certain wage (in the form of skittles candy) and then lost/gained a portion of their income (more skittles) as result of life circumstance cards.  These guest speakers provide insight into barriers affecting employment in Durham, the dignity of work from a Catholic Social Teachings perspective & what we can do to help.  Lastly, thanks to the generosity of parishioners, Holy Infant will be donating toiletries and hygiene supplies to The City of Durham Welcome Home Project.  Check out what our parishioners had to say about this event:

"I really enjoyed last Saturday's Faith First.  It was so interesting to learn about how real life situations affect everyday people.  It was also very enlightening to learn how the program [StepUp Ministry] bettered the lives of former prisoners so that they could hold down steady jobs and contribute to society." -- Kendra Gentry, TYM 

"I loved it! I think we all learned a lot about work and how God wants us to help others find jobs.  I also enjoyed the community speakers and how they help a lot of people find jobs/housing.  The Skittles made learning easy!" -- Caroleen DeWolf, JYM

What can you do to support those impacted by unemployment & underemployment in our community?

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