Sunday afternoon I went over to our retirement residence to be part of their annual Christmas party. Ostensibly my reason for going was to take photos to be used for our various publication, my blog, social media, etc. However, my real reason for going was simply to spend time celebrating with these women who are so filled with life and the joy and love that are what Christmas is all about! That joy and love are also evident in all who work to make this day so special. The event is organized by Sr. Martha Pooler. Her brother and her niece are also on hand to provide the music. Our sisters from near and far send donations to provide a gift bag of goodies for each of the Assisi House residents. And members of our Companions in Mission from the Trenton area come every year to set up, provide and serve snacks, entertain the sisters, serve as Santa's helpers, and anything else that might need tending to!
|Top: Sr. Martha Pooler welcomes everyone. Her brother and niece are ready and waiting to start the music!|
Bottom: Trenton companions wait to help the sisters.
|Top: Srs. Mary Ann and Anthony Eileen keep time with the music.|
Bottom: Sr. Rose Raymond (center) "dances" with Srs. Alberta and Angela.
|Sr. Eileen was one of the lucky door prize winners.|
|Companion Pat Langon announces that the Trenton Companions are collecting money for a special surprise gift for the Assisi House sisters.|
A special thank you to everyone who made this day such a happy and blessed time!