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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

I so enjoyed the Viewpoints commentary from Sister Constance Carolyn Veit in the Aug. 18 issue of the Catholic News Herald.

I am in my 70s and for a long time I have felt that the older people in my parish have been ignored when it comes to adult education or programs to help us keep our faith strong.

We are the pray-ers of the parish, attend daily Mass, volunteer for Adoration hours, and bring Holy Communion to those in hospitals, nursing homes or are home bound. It is true that we do have the time to do these things, and they are vital to the life of the Church, but we need “food” to help us grow and learn more about our faith.

Yes, the younger parishioners are the future of our parish, but we older parishioners are the ones to help keep things going, and we never get tired of learning about our faith and spreading it to others, so please help us to do that.

— Helen Kelleher lives in Matthews.