Note also, on this the week we remember the fifth anniversary of the flooding of New Orleans during Katrina, there is no announcement of a Mass or service to remember the event, or those who died - or those who survived. Just some amorphous earthy-crunchy "volunteer service day" to "to raise awareness and promote our environment". Gee, thanks.
Though it seems the Diocese of Louisiana doesn't think it important, there will be a remembrance service for those of us who think it is - at St. Paul's Church in Lakeview, the New Orleans neighborhood where the 17th Street Canal broke (and where your humble blogger grew up). From St. Paul's Facebook page:
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and School invites everyone to attend a special service on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. to commemorate the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.Hope to see you there.
After the service, everyone is invited for a special Pancake Breakfast hosted by St. Paul’s seventh graders. Proceeds from the breakfast will help raise funds for their class trip.
At 12:30 p.m., the St. Paul’s Homecoming Center will host a Volunteer Workday offering an exciting opportunity for our community to continue its legacy of giving back.
For more information on the service or if you would like to get involved, please contact Lisa Davis at 504.488.1319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.