Kudos Corner is a means of acknowledging those in our parish who share their time, talent and treasure to spread the Good News of God's unconditional love. It is intended to lift up and celebrate the actions of individuals and groups within our faith community who touch hearts and make a difference.

This month’s Kudos Corner recognizes Howard Schutte. April 2016

The Corporal Work of Mercy we are focusing on in April is “Shelter the homeless.” Who better to exemplify this than Howard? For the past 15 years Howard has been regularly volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Over that time…he has worked on approximately 28 projects consisting of mostly building new homes as well as some remodeling.

Howard says the people at Habitat are friendly and always willing to show you what you need to know to get the job done. He says the projects vary each week from floor framing to roofing to painting or finishing cabinets. (Anyone interested in volunteering with Habitat can contact Howard or the parish office and we’ll get you in touch with Howard.)

Members of our parish for the past 50 years, Howard and his wife Judy have been married for 51 years. They raised 5 children…all graduates of Our Lady of the Visitation School.

Howard says he particularly likes Habitat for Humanity because the organization “gives people a hand up, not a hand out.” He says that the owner of a Habitat home must work many sweat equity hours on their house and pay off an interest free loan. Howard says volunteers work side-by-side with the owner. “To see the happiness on their faces at the end of the project when they get the keys to their new homes…makes the time and work all worthwhile.”

Kudos Corner salutes Howard Schutte for being a missionary of mercy!

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