Monday, December 21, 2009
HELP Needed in the Parish
St. Bernard Parish sheriff's detectives are looking for the SCUZZBUCKETS (my word) who stole Christmas from dozens of kids and seniors, in a break-in at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Violet.
The church was preparing to give toys and clothes to 60 children, when someone broke in over the weekend the took everything.
"They actually unwrapped every single gift, and took what they wanted and left very little," said Pastor John Arnone of Lady of Lourdes.
The church had just reopened last month after being shuttered by Hurricane Katrina. Father Arnone said some parishioners took it hard when they came to church Sunday morning and learned of the break-in.
Anyone wanting to help can call the church at (504) 281-2267. Anyone with information about the crime, or wanting to help, can also call the sheriff's office at (504) 271-2501.