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People and Places logoNominations are now being accepted by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for Girl Scout and Boy Scout Adult Scouter Awards. The awards are presented to adults working with youth on their Scout religious awards for two or more years. Nomination forms may be obtained from Trudie Wanchow, DCCS Awards Chair, at stvbeth@att.net or Steve Chatot at bigbear96@comcast.net. Nominations and required letters should be submitted by March 15. Those selected by the committee will receive their awards from Bishop Timothy L. Doherty on May 6 at the annual Bishop’s Dinner.


The Sisters of the Living Word, the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association and the Sacred Heart Southern Missions will host “Hands On + Hearts In,” a discernment experience for women, six times in coming months. The events will be held in Holly Springs, Miss., on the following dates: Feb. 6-10, Feb. 20-24, May 15-19, May 22-26, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1 and Sept. 18-22. Accompanied by vocation ministers, participants will have a hands-on opportunity to assist those in need while discerning life as a woman religious. Attendees will live with sisters from various communities. Service projects will include tutoring children, assisting at a food pantry, cleaning homes for the elderly, repairing damaged homes and serving meals at a soup kitchen. The only costs to attend are travel to and from Mississippi. Applicants must book a spot one month prior to the start of an event. To learn more, contact Sister Sharon Glumb, SLW, at sglumb@slw.org, 847-577-5972, ext. 233 (office) or 601-291-6738 (cell).

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