On May 18th, the Convent in Los Gatos hosted an open house for our benefactors, friends, and neighbors. Thirty Sisters and Associates volunteered their Sunday afternoon to meet, greet, and share stories and hospitality. It was a great opportunity for all to reminisce.
On May Day, the Marie Rose Guild hosted the final Strawberry Luncheon and Boutique held at the Convent. Both the Casa and Garden rooms were filled with attendees and Sister Kathryn Ondreyco thanked the guild members for their years of service. The food was catered by The Party Helpers and Kristin Dickens, and served by Dana Carollo and other volunteer mothers from St. Mary's School. We thank everyone who has supported the Guild over the years with your time, talents, gifts or attendance at one of our events.
One card, two card, three card, four
when we work together, it's not a chore
Mid-November at Sisters of the Holy Names means it is time for sisters, associates, and friends from near and far, to gather and 'fulfill' the SNJM Christmas Appeal. Four items get stuffed into each of the 10,000 envelopes (wow! that's a lot of work)... we appreciate every heart and hand that comes to help. With serious concentration and nimble fingers, the work was finished in no time. We celebrate with 'take-out' pizza from T-Birds (a favorite local pizza parlour), housemade salad, cold beverages and door prizes.
This is a great occassion for all of us to spend some quality time together, we thank each and every person from the bottom of our hearts.
Nineteen fifth grade girls from Saint Mary's demonstrated their outstanding hospitality skills serving tea and coffee at the 2013 Harvest Tea held on October 24th at the Convent in Los Gatos. An assortment of cookies, fruit bread and other desserts accompanied the hot beverages. Sister Kathryn noticed we were blessed with three generations—Maureen O’Connell, her daughter Anne Milligan and 5th grade granddaughter Megan.
The Harvest Tea was preceded by the Marie Rose Guild Boutique. The guild members and our artistic Sisters had been very busy making an assortment of interesting and useful gift items. All proceeds from the tea and boutique help to support our retired and infirmed senior sisters.
See Photo Album for more photos of the afternoon.
The Southern California Marie Rose Guild got together at the Doubletree Hotel on October 18, for an autumn lunch to celebrate the life of associate Vicki Boore. Sister Katherine Ondreyco came down from Northern California to speak about how much Vicki Boore helped at Los Gatos and what a treasure she was to all! Sister Miriam Mark also shared with us the many years that Vicki had been president of the Marie Rose Guild and how much she did behind the scenes! Vicki's two daughters Lisa and Jennifer and son-in-law Bob and granddaughter Natalie were also with us and accepted a beautiful memorial plaque. It was a special afternoon of remembrance!
See Photo Album for more photos of the event.