Diocesan Day of Service
Between 200 and 300 youths and young adults from throughout the area responded to Pope Francis’ urging to “leave a mark” on the world.
About 30 of the participants helped with the setup of Welcoming Scranton, Sister Mindy Welding, I.H.M., said. “This morning, the kids were happy to be there,” she said.
There was an air of “nervous excitement” among the participants as they prepared for the day, and it was nice for them to be able to do something in their hometown, she said.
The ages ranged from grade school through college, Welding said.
Bridget Barnic, 20, was one of the participants in the Day of Service. “This is a way for us to live out his (Pope Francis’) call to action and service,” she said. “Hopefully it’ll just keep growing.”