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THANKSTOYOURSUPPORTAMINISTRYCONTINUESEXTENDINGAHANDTOASTRUGGLINGCOMMUNITY.OurLadyHelpofChristiansCenterOLHCwasestablishedin2008toprovideoutreachtothe2700peoplesufferingfrompovertyandunemploymentinandaroundGwinnMichigan.WiththehelpofparishionersfromSaintAnthonyParishandseveralSistersofSt.PaulofChartrestheministryofferedfoodandsocialservicesbutcouldnotfurtherexpanditsreach.x1cWesatinmeetingswonderingwherenextmonthx19smoneyandbudgetwouldcomefromx1dsaidtheCenterx19sSpiritualDirectorDeaconJackLeadbetter.LastyearCatholicExtensiondonorssupportedOurLadyHelpofChristianswith50000.YourgiftshavehelpedtheCentercoverbasicoperationalexpensessothatvolunteerscanfocusontheirmissiontoservethecommunityx19sspiritualneeds.InadditiontoprovidingbasicsocialservicestheyarenowpersonallyinvitingpeopletoBiblestudiesCCDclassesandreligiouscelebrations.x1cAlltheparishionersareinvolvedx1dsaidDeaconLeadbetter.x1cWex19regettingCatholicsexcitedabouttheirfaithagain.x1dTheinfusionoffaithishelpingthecommunityrenewtheirsenseofselfworthx14somethingthatDeaconLeadbetterbelieveswillhelpthemriseabovetheirstruggles.AndwithoutthesupportofCatholicExtensiondonorsitwouldnothavebeenpossible.x1cThegranthasgivenuspurposex1dhesaidx1cIthinkwex19regoingtohaveagreatimpact.x1dMARYPERSYNisathird-generationCatholicExtensiondonor.WhenherparentsretiredtheymovedtoasmallsouthernIndianatownandjoinedaparishwherethechurchhadbeenbuiltwithagiftfromExtensiondonors.Beforeherdeathin1996Maryx19smotherGeraldineencouragedhertocontinuethefamilyx19straditionofsupportingExtension.Sincethenshehonorsthisrequestbyheryearlygivingjoiningmorethan9000MissionPartnersupporterswhosustainthemissionofCatholicExtension.LEFTSisterRosalineisacheerfulfamiliarpresenceforyouthinGwinnMichiganandthesurroundingarea.TOPRIGHTThecommunitystreetsoncethrivingarenowdeserted.BOTTOMRIGHTTheCenterhasplansforareligiouseducationprogramtoreachnewgenerationsofCatholics.GENERATIONSOFSUPPORTCATHOLICEXTENSION2011ANNUALREPORT7HopeinOutreach