Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Annual Benefit Dinner

October 11:

We had our annual benefit dinner fundraiser at St. Raymond's Maronite Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Five of our sisters from Boston and one who is studying in Colorado came to be with us for the dinner. The evening started with Mass at 4. During the Mass, Dr. Jeff Mathews made his public promises as a Pauline Cooperator. (The Cooperators are a lay branch of the Pauline Family, founded by Bl. James Alberione, who collaborate with our mission.) After the Mass, we had the dinner with 350 people in attendance! It was beautiful to see how much our friends and benefactors love and support us. Following the dinner, we presented awards to three of our benefactors. Sr. Margaret Timothy, our provincial superior, spoke, and Archbishop Robert Carlson also spoke. Finally, we finished our evening with a stop at Ted Drewes, St. Louis' famous ice cream place!

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