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STEUBENVILLE — Comedian Mark Eddie and his friends hosted a benefit performance Nov. 27 at Catholic Central High School that raised more than $25,000 for the CCHS Chapel Renovation Project and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley .
The evening, hosted by CCHS alumnus Mark Eddie, Class of 1982, featured comedian and former WDVE FM morning show host Jim Krenn; comedian and Wintersville native Tracie Jayne; American guitarist Kids Carlo Volhl; and, from Comedy Central and Tosh.0 comedian Greg Hahn.
Due to the impacts of COVID, a temporary chapel has been set up in the library to accommodate students. While this temporary setup has been helpful for worship and small masses, it’s not ideal to have a prayer space that only feels temporary, a spokesperson for the event explained.
“The Chapel is an essential part of Steubenville Catholic Central. Students can often be found visiting the chapel in their spare time, and the Reverend Michael Gossett spends two lunches a week hearing confessions.
Mass is celebrated every Wednesday and Friday morning, and every other Wednesday evening, students take part in Eucharistic adoration in the chapel. Every CCHS student uses the chapel for prayer and quiet reflection each week during their theology classes. The current temporary structure can accommodate approximately 75 people. Wednesday evening worship consistently exceeded capacity.
The CCHS Chapel Renovation Project is a plan to transform the current temporary chapel space at Central Catholic High School into a permanent chapel that can accommodate 120 people. This chapel, in the heart of the school, will be a place where students can pray and adore the Lord and continue to grow in their faith.
November was National Diabetes Awareness Month. Proceeds from tickets to the show benefited the Mark Eddie Rockin’ Juvenile Diabetes Fund, part of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.
This fund, created by Eddie and his wife, Cyndi, financially supports families/children with type 1 diabetes.
For more information about supporting any of these initiatives, contact Jennifer Parker, Director of Advancement, at (740) 264-5538.