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Linda Harvey


An international organization called "Mary's Meals" is providing meals to children in 12 countries, so the children can go to school. Rob Turner who is the U.S. Out- reach and Fundraising Coordi- nator presented this program at the U.K. Newman Center Adult Education program Feb. 5 for an audience of about 25 people. Mary's Meals works currently in 12 countries: Malawi, South Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Zam- bia, Benin, Myanmar, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Kenya, and Liberia.

Mary's Meals" seeks to break the cycle of poverty through food, school attendance

Tom Butler, left, Adult Education coordinator for the UK Newman Center and Rob Turner, U.S. Outreach and fundraiser for Mary's Meals. CR photo: Linda Harvey

Mary's Meals serves the most chil- dren in Malawi, followed by Libe- ria," explained Turner. Mary's Meals headquarters is in Scotland, with the original office and headquarters in Dalmally, a small village in the Highlands, and with an office in Glasgow. It was founded by Magnus MacFarlane Barrow from Scotland who also is the CEO. Mary's Meals USA's office is in New Jersey and works to raise awareness about the work and to raise funds to support the work. The USA office has six staff members; four in New Jersey and one member who works remotely in Iowa, and Turner who works remotely from Lexington. I was inspired to get involved, when I viewed CNN Heroes Awards on New Year's Eve six years ago where Magnus was talking about the 100,000 kids were being fed, and thanked the Mary, the Mother of Jesus," he said. Turner began working for this organization less than a year ago and before that worked for Hab- itat for Humanity for a number of years. "Mary's Meals is largely supported by grassroots fundrais- ing efforts by many small acts of

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for Fr. Wil Fraenzle

Father Wil Fraenzle


Beloved longtime pastor Father Wilfred John Wil" Fraenzle died in the ear- ly morning hours Feb. 20, after an extended illness. He was 80. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Feb. 24 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Lexington, where Fr. Fraenzle had been pastor for 12 years, 1993-2005. Wilfred John Fraenzle was born Oct. 13, 1936 to George John and Carolyn (Hoerlein) Fraenzle. He was educated at St. Benedict School and Covington Cath- olic High School. He was graduated from college sem- inary at St. Pius X, Erlanger, in 1958, and earned his phi- losophy and theology degrees from St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN, and Mount St. Mary Seminary of the West, Norwood, OH, in 1960 and 1964, respectively. Fr. Fraenzle was ordained to the diaconate on June 1, 1963, by Bishop Richard H. Ackerman of Covington, in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and to the priesthood on June 6 of the fol- lowing year by Bishop Ackerman, also in the cathedral basilica. From 1964 to 1973, he served as associ- ate in Holy Cross Parish, Covington, St. William Parish, Lancaster, and its mis- sions, and Sacred Heart Parish, Corbin, and its missions. In 1983, Fr. Fraenzle was appointed pastor of St. Clare Parish, Berea, and its mission at McKee. In 1983, he became pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Par- ish, Ravenna, and its missions. The fol- lowing year, he became pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish, Beattyville and four county missions. In 1988 he became re- gional councillor for the Mountain East Region of the newly formed Diocese of Lexington. Fr. Fraenzle served a year of substitution for priests in 1992 in St. Julian Parish, Middlesboro, and St. Mark and St. Ste- phen the Martyr Parishes, Richmond. Beginning in 1993, he served his lon- gest tenure as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Lexington, as the second pastor of the parish that was established in 1980. Under his leadership, the parish completed its building phases, and, by 2000, retired the debt on the church. In

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