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As Catholic Community Services of Utah returns to in-person operation after almost 14 months of limited service due to the pandemic, volunteers are greatly needed to sustain the organization’s mission.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit Utah in March 2020, the employees and volunteers of Holy Cross Ministries stepped up their work, taking many of their efforts virtual.
The Filipino Catholic community has a unique way to celebrate May, the month of devotions to Our Lady. Traditionally in the Philippines, Catholics celebrate Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May), a novena that culminates in the Santacruzan, a religious-historical beauty pageant which depicts the finding of the True Cross by Queen Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. This nine-day celebration started after the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854.