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‘Night to Shine’ is night to remember at St. Christopher’s

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St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Chester, Md., joined over 540 other churches in all 50 states and in 16 countries to hold the “Night to Shine” prom Feb. 9 for people with special needs. “Night to Shine” is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and this year more than 90,000 guests attended, supported by more than 175,000 volunteers. St. Christopher’s was one of nine churches in Maryland to participate, and the only Catholic Church on the Delmarva peninsula.
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Big ‘Night to Shine’ comes to tiny Kent Island

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CHESTER, Md. – Paige Bailey is very excited for a special prom next Friday, Feb. 9, more so than she was when she attended the prom at Kent Island High School last year.

“She realizes this one is really special,” said her mother, Bridgitte Bailey. “Most of her classmates have not been to [the high school] prom but will be at this one.”
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Letter to the editor, Feb. 3

February 6th, 2012 Posted in Letters Tags: ,

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Praying after TD better than prancing

Much more admirable, it is, to watch Tim Tebow drop to one knee, bow his head and give thanks to God, than it is to look at boring, prancing me, me, me chest thumpers.

When scoffers ask if God really cares whether this newcomer NFL quarterback in Denver scores a touchdown or not, it doesn’t matter. The world of the National Football League would benefit immensely with a few more Tim Tebows.

The story goes there was once a gentleman who inquired of Lou Holtz, head football coach at Notre Dame in the 1980s, why it was that so many folks bothered every Saturday to fervently pray to God for a Notre Dame victory.

Like the Tebow critics of today, the man was seeking Lou’s take on whether God really cared.

The coach explained he wouldn’t know whether God cared if Notre Dame won or lost the game. “But,” he added, “his mother would.”

Jimmy Gambacorta

New Castle

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