A Sister Parish Reflection
Look for our Christmas in July Tree in the front of the church this weekend! Take a tag and donate online or by mailing a check. Keep your tag to decorate your own Christmas tree this December.
During my visit to St. Genevieve Parish in the fall of 2014, I made it a point to observe every classroom of their school during a typical school day. I was impressed with the dedication of all the teachers, and with the enthusiasm and seriousness of purpose in the students.
During recess, I watched the children gleefully running around the school yard, and remember thinking that they are like children everywhere. At lunchtime, I watched with admiration as two young women thoroughly soaped up and rinsed the hands of the three-year-olds in preparation for their lunch. Finally, with the other members of our group, I met with the faculty when the school day ended, and listened to the translator convey their appreciation of our help.
I was truly charmed by the children – especially those in the lower grades. Their energy, their bright, inquisitive eyes, and their beautiful smiles filled me with joy. At the same time, I felt regret that they had to be schooled in such primitive conditions. I felt that these children deserved better. So, I will continue to support our sister parish’s school, and encourage other parishioners to do the same.
-Francis, Sister Parish Committee Member
“A little goes a long way” is a very true saying, for our Christmas in July effort.
- $20 provides enough food for 60 lunches
- $66 provides food for one student for the school year
- $70 provides salary for all 14 teachers for one day
- $95 provides salary for one teacher for one month
Will you join us in supporting the children of St. Geneviève?
Read more about our Christmas in July event to help get ready to feed all the students at St. Genevieve’s School
It’s Christmas in July!
Can you join us to give ALL the children of St. Geneviève a nutritious lunch?