Published Thursday, March 14, 2013
For his years of dedication to the cause, the Christ the King Cathedral Habitat for Humanity ministry is dedicating its current building effort to Father Richard Morrow.
Father Morrow will be celebrating 58 years of priesthood this year, the last 20 of which have been at Christ the King.
One of Father Morrow’s favorite charities is Habitat for Humanity. For a dozen years, Father Morrow has been at the build site faithfully every Saturday morning of each six-week build, rain or shine, hot or cold, to greet the volunteers and give them a blessing.
He returns for lunch with the group to share time with the volunteer builders. And on the day of the house dedication, Father Morrow is often the one who blesses the house and welcomes the family to their new home.
Construction on the latest house, the twelfth built by the Cathedral ministry, began Feb. 16. The parish has raised $25,000 so far of approximately $50,000 needed for the project, according to Msgr. Frank McNamee, Cathedral rector.