Saint Alice's Renovated Kitchen Ready to Serve
Posted: Mon, May 24 2021 12:00 am
Four years ago, the Rev. Mark Bentz and the members of St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield realized they had a big problem.
“We were in a crisis both financially and spiritually,” said Bentz, who has served as pastor at St. Alice since 2016.
Membership was down, the parish was shortstaffed, and the church facilities had a lot of deferred maintenance.
The parish is over 50% Latino and also includes members who are struggling with homelessness and poverty.
One of the goals they identified was an updated kitchen. The old facility was little more than a “warming kitchen” and members felt the ability to share food along with fellowship was key to their mission. Click here to learn more.