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Saying ‘thank you’

Ben Gonzales, president of the Omaha-area chapter of Filipino ministry Cofradia del Santo Nino de Cebu, left, and Steve Zach, a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha, stand next to a statue of St. Francis they gave as a gesture of gratitude to Father Michael Gutgsell, former pastor of St. Cecilia. Recently assigned to St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, where Gonzales and Zak placed the statute, Father Gutgsell said Zach and Gonzales also planted cucumbers and tomatoes for him near the parish buildings.