A Heart for Redemption

A Heart for Redemption

Something as simple as giving a prisoner an oatmeal raisin cookie with sprinkles is one way a local school is showing God’s love and mercy to those looking for hope.

As a way to teach children the importance of giving back, students at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School spent Thursday morning baking cookies for men who are prisoners at Broad River Correctional Institution located outside of Columbia.

St. Mary Help of Christians is part of a Catholic parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston. The parish has a prison ministry that visits prisoners, and one request from the prisoners was cookies. 


LaBone said she hopes the students will have more concrete ways to serve the community and they will take it with them to adulthood.

“When you give them the opportunity to serve when they are young, they can take it when they are older and remember those good memories,” she said.

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