Sunday, February 7, 2010

We bake to build

The bake sale this morning went really well, minus the fact that it was only 45ish degrees and it was outside. We pretty much sold everything and all of the money went to our Church's building fund. We are in a temporary building and have to raise a ton of money before we can get onto the property that we (well the Archdiocese) own. We're doing another bake sale next weekend and at least now I know what people are looking for(cakes, pies and breads) and that it is important to mark that you bake with Splenda so all the diabetics will buy the treats too. I have no idea how much money we made today at the three masses but I know last night we made at least $150 which is awesome.

Our priest also just returned from Haiti with his mother. For those of you that don't know our priest, Father Jean, is from Haiti and all of his family is still there. His immediate family was not harmed by the earthquake, however his nephew, cousins and some aunts and uncles are either deceased or still among the missing. His mother will be staying in the states for at least 2 months until everything calms down. She was at the masses last night and I was told she was somewhat overwhelmed by everyone, plus she doesn't speak English, so I'm sure that was a bit much too.

I have to share this story with you that he told us today, when Father Jean went to Haiti he spoke with some of the priests from the diocese, well what's left of it, and told us that two seminaries were destroyed with all of the priests and many of their nuns. They have nobody. Father and the other priests that travelled with him brought supplies for the remaining churches and priests. Our church alone raised $13,000 to send with him and the entire Archdiocese of Central Florida raised $3 million. I think that is amazing and extremely generous! So nice to see that caring people are still out there.

That's all from here, sorry for the lack of pictures, the kiddos have colds and the snot is everywhere. I'm going to try their cold air humidifier tonight to see if it will help. I really don't know what else to do at this point, I think they are still to young for a decongestant, right? I'm going to call our doctor in the morning and see if there is anything I can give them. Any tips?

2 comments:

Steph said...

Thanks for sharing the story about your priest and his trip to Haiti. It's wonderful that there was so much money raised. I'm so sorry to hear he lost some of his relatives.

Hope the kiddos are feeling better soon! I haven't given them any decongestants before...it's so hard to watch them all stuffed up!

Two Normal Moms said...

Wonderful to hear how much your church raised! What a heartbreaking trip that must have been for him.

Colds in the kiddos are hard to watch, aren't they? But all that snot is the body's way of getting rid of it. Ironically, as long as it's coming out, they're doing okay. Hope they are on the mend soon!

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