NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on December 28, 2007. The next issue will be January 4, 2008.
Place 2B continues service to the needy
Six months after Fr. Marty Carr's death, Oshkosh landmark looks for new director
SERVING THE POOR: Fr. Quinn Mann, left, stands outside of Fr. Carr's Place 2B in Oshkosh with Sr. Angela Dassinor and Adam Brechtel. Sr. Angela serves as house mother at the women's shelter, called Holy Family Villa, and Brechtel is house father at the men's shelter, Bethlehem Inn. The center founded by Fr. Marty Carr, who died last June, is looking for an executive director. (Sam Lucero photo)
By Sam Lucero
OSHKOSH -- Fr. Quinn Mann remembers the first time he met Fr. Marty Carr, who founded The Place 2B in 1974.
It was Thanksgiving Day, 2001, and Fr. Quinn, a young seminarian, paid a visit to the center. "I came here and introduced myself and said, 'Fr. Carr, I'm going to be a priest.' He said, 'That's great. Here's a spoon.'"
And Fr. Mann proceeded to scoop corn for hungry visitors at The Place 2B's meal program. Full story ...