diaper drive

‘Changing lives for the better’

To kick off the 2018 Lenten Deacon Diaper Drive, Deacon Jim Carter played stand-up comic in post-Mass announcements at his parish, Our Lady of Lourdes in Washington.

He started simply enough,"It's that time of year for the deacon diaper drive."

Then, he went right into material.

• "That's as opposed to 'Deacon Diapers,' which may come later ... it Depends."

He was on a roll.

• "This is a drive you can really get behind."

There was no stopping him now.

• "I have lived such a Pamper-ed life."

Deacons’ diaper drive keeps babies covered

Deacon Mike Suden, left, from St. Bridget Parish in Pacific headed up the first deacon Diaper Drive collection last year, Archdiocesan deacons are collecting diapers for organizations who serve the needy in their parishes or nearby parishes.

The bounty from the deacon's Lenten Diaper Drive stays local, which is good news for the Office of the Diaconate.

Otherwise, the archdiocesan office at Cardinal Rigali Center quickly would be overwhelmed.

"They all wouldn't fit in here," joked Deacon Christ Ast, whose office might fit 15 percent of the 125,000 diapers in the inaugural collection last year.

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