St Mary Parish in Algoma has been running Family Fun Nights for three years and their hard work is being recognized by the Catholic Foundation. The parish has received a $1,000 Advancing the Mission Evangelization Endowment grant for the Family Fun Nights. They’re very popular among families at St Mary Parish as they allow children to do fun activities, play and share snacks while parents get to do faith-based activities on their own. Father Alvan Amadi says the parish plans to put the money into Family Fun Nights for more activities for parents and children.
St Mary Parish was also awarded a $1,500 grant from the Catholic Foundation for a program where parents get together for meals and watch videos that help in their faith.