From L to R: Julie Fitzgerald, the organizer, embracing Sr. Karen; Father Tim Wozniak, pastor of St. Thomas Becket parish; Sr. Mary Frances, and one of our dear neighbors
by Sr. Mary Frances Reis, VHM
Here are a few photos from our absolutely graced time with the Families of St. Thomas Becket parish family in Eagan and our North Minneapolis families. They arrived Sunday, March 10, 2013, with a U-Haul truck filled with 75 family Easter baskets for our families. Some baskets were delivered by Vis Companions, our relatives and our neighbors to homes in the community; some to Turning Point…. Some were delivered to Girard House where families from both communities shared in a prayer service that included breaking of bread, Word and fellowship. The From Death to Life Mothers hosted our ‘party’ at Girard.
All in all it was a wonderful experience of bridging and bonding families from near and far. The pictures were taken, first, at St.Thomas Becket Church–with students shown here loading the U-Haul…..The baskets were unloaded at the monastery by teens from the neighborhood and the St.Thomas Becket folks. The second picture is of Julie Fitzgerald, the organizer, and Father Tim Wozniak, pastor of their parish. This project is a 15-20 year tradition at St. Thomas Becket and for our neighbors.
LIVE + JESUS!
At St. Thomas Becket: Loading the U-Haul
Unloading at the Monastery
So many helpers!
The Easter Bunny in a U-Haul?