Friday, July 23 - Sunday July 25, 2010
While we were in Boston, Laura planned a parish exhibit in Vermont for one of the weekends. Sr. Carmen Christi, the novice formator, along with novices Sr. Emily and Sr. Sylwia joined Jackie and Laura for the trip. We had the exhibit at St. Francis Xavier church (http://www.sfxchurch.org/) in Winooski, Vermont. The Pastor, Monsignor Richard Lavalley, is a friend of Laura's, she's know him for many years. He was so welcoming to all of us and was willing to help us with whatever we needed. Monsignor graciously let us give a little pulpit talk to the parishioners after Communion. We introduced ourselves, told them a little bit about our community and our mission as Daughters of St. Paul, and then highlighted a couple of the items we brought to share with them. It was Jackie and Laura's first time giving a pulpit talk! We were both quite nervous, but we did okay! We met so many wonderful people. They were very friendly, and welcoming, and happy to have us there. We were happy to be there, happy to be able to bring God's word to them, to help them grow in their relationship with God, and happy to simply tell them that they'd be in our prayers.