It’s the season of Lent and, as always, the season of union giving. When Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the parish of “Labor’s Priest” Father Richard Creason, put out the call for volunteers to help with its Lenten fish fry, Labor’s leaders stepped up to lend a hand serving meals.
Pat Gray (at left in the photo at left), a reading teacher at Most Holy Trinity School, placed her order with Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis (center) and St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Executive Secretary-Treasurer
St. Louis Labor Council President Pat White (center photo) dished up some pasta for parishioner and volunteer Nicky Oxford. Not to be outdone, Jake Hummel, (right photo) secretary treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO, brought on the steam to help fill Oxford’s pot.
Each year, Christians around the world observe Lent, the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, a period of roughly 40 days, giving up their favorite luxuries in the interest of spiritual discipline. The Lenten fish fry is an added bonus.
– Labor Tribune photos