Service with a smile


Thanksgiving in the Camden Diocese


St. John Neumann Parish, North Cape May, collected 24,000 pounds (12 tons) of food during its Feed My Sheep Campaign thatbegan in October. Food was divided among four local charities and organizations: Catholic Charities in Rio Grande, Holy Redeemer in Swainton, Lower Township Elementary School District and Lower Township Rescue Squad. Students in top photos: shown with bags of food; members of Gloucester Catholic High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society get ready to distribute Thanksgiving baskets. Other parishes, schools and organizations have also been involved in collecting, distributing — and eating — food this time of year. Bottom photos: Parents at St. Vincent de Paul Regional School, Mays Landing, serve food at a senior citizen Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 6. Bonnie Cleary and Susan O’Malley of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, carry a container of donated food Nov. 17. Girl Scouts help out at the Thanksgiving dinner sponsored Nov. 24 by the Columbiettes and Kings Things at St. Clare of Assisi Hall, Swedesboro.

Photos by Alan M. Dumoff