|Molly, Haley and Josh during orientation.|
Fast forward to Summer 2011, and Molly Sherry and Allison Maraldo, who joined us when Haley left, were joined by Nick Roland, from the 2009-10 community in offering hospitality to a group of young men from Bishop Hendricken High School [in Molly's native Rhode Island.] When students from our schools come to volunteer here we have them over for dinner, reflection and then dessert. Bread pudding and Blue Bell ice cream seem a universal hit.
|Molly dishes out the bread pudding; Allison the ice cream, Nick assists.|
We do not just work and host groups, we also celebrate significant moments in our lives. Here Molly and Allison are arriving at Dante's Kitchen in the Riverbend section of New Orleans for Molly's birthday dinner. Molly and Allison remain in New Orleans, sharing an apartment in Mid-City. Allison continues at Operation Helping Hands coordinating paint and volunteer crews, while Molly is a teaching assistant in early childhood classes at Langston Hughes Elementary School near City Park.
|Allison and Molly arrive--let the celebration begin!|
|Charles greets our guests.|
|Molly and Allison lead a litany of Edmund Rice.|
|Sr. Vera Butler, PBVM from Lantern Light Ministries|
|Fr. Michael Joseph Nguyen proclaims the Gospel.|
|Kevin Griffith, John Casey, Bob Koppes and Charles Avendano renew their vows.|
|Br. Kevin Griffith leads prayer.|
|Colleen Larocca and Sr. Jackie Schmitz, CSJ|
|Bob cuts the cake!|