• In the final days of 2020 COVID-19 spread rapidly through the House of ...

    <p>A bedroom used by needy families is seen at Family Promise of Wayne County Dec. 8 in Lyons. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    A bedroom used by needy families is seen at Family Promise of Wayne County Dec. 8 in Lyons. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • A baby doll, a toy truck and a skateboard. Mr. Potato Head, Nerf toys and a giant rainbow-colored Slinky.

    <p>Gia Masters (from right) poses with the toys she was able to purchase with donated funds. With her is her brother, Mikey, and her cousins CJ and Sami Urban. (Photo courtesy of Luz Segnini)  </p>

    Gia Masters (from right) poses with the toys she was able to purchase with donated funds. With her is her brother, Mikey, and her cousins CJ and Sami Urban. (Photo courtesy of Luz Segnini)

  • The ancient Christian tradition of marking doorways with blessed chalk on the feast of the Epiphany will carry new meaning for many Catholics in 2021.

    <p>Will and Amy Buttarazzi, parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville, Md., pose for a photo with their children Dec. 6. As part of their Christmas tradition, they will bless their home for the year ahead with holy oil, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks)  </p>

    Will and Amy Buttarazzi, parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville, Md., pose for a photo with their children Dec. 6. As part of their Christmas tradition, they will bless their home for the year ahead with holy oil, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks)

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