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NOLA 2010 – It’s getting close!

MISSION TRIP 2010 It’s hard to believe that the mission trip for 2010 is almost here – we have been thinking about it since we returned last Feb and now it is almost a reality. There have been some ups and downs but things are coming together and it should be another great trip. Fourteen…

Last Friday’s field trip

I went to bed last Thursday night with a sense of foreboding due to the forecast. Friday we’d planned to take the B-SAFE campers to the Blue Hill Observatory and then to Houghton Pond afterward for swimming and a picnic. As I was awakened Thursday night by the sound of howling winds and torrential downpours…

Thursday’s B-Safe lunch at Church of the Holy Spirit

In your wildest dreams who would’ve thought mac and cheese could be so complicated! Well, when your serving it up as the main course for 65+ kids, volunteers and adults and need 75+ plates ready to go all at the same time and you’ve got ” too many cooks in the kitchen” complicated it can…

Tuesday, June 21st—Church of the Holy Spirit

A rainy day but the children’s faces are all sunshine. They clearly love being here. They are polite and sweet. and I wish I could think of more to do for them. We met earlier in the kitchen of Our Saviour and made ten pans of ziti with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil, a…

Heather Putnam’s Mission Homily

Beacon of Hope To say I was totally shocked to see the devastation in New Orleans three years after hurricane Katrina struck would be an understatement. When we arrived, we took a tour of the areas hardest hit by the hurricane from the 9th ward to the surrounding parishes. The 9th was hardest hit when…

Sheila Monks Mission Homily

I’d like to tell you a little bit about what it was like to be part of that group of 15 who lived together in the parish house of St. Andrews Church in New Orleans the first week in February. We were a pretty mixed group. Some of us knew each other pretty well, but…