So the "Year of Faith" Pilgrimage was in the works and our fundraising began. We started with the big Easter Lily Sale. As I said before this was a fundraiser that was guided and protected by Blessed Kateri, The Lily of the Mohawks.
My favorite part of these two weekends was that even though the travelers were going to be dad, Goobers, Bear and Sugar with Kat and another friend, all my kiddos stepped up to plate to help out. To say that we created some memories would be a major understatement.
Princess then said that she paused and made sure that they all prayed together. The lady asked that God help with the fundraising and that each of the kiddos get all the money they need.
Selling at church was still work and it was so fun to interact with the members of this smaller parish. (more than any parish grew up in but much much smaller than our current parishes.) Our friend the D family and fellow travelers are members there and we so enjoyed meeting there people.
It is true that this adventure was blessed. These kiddos earned quit a bit of money those two weekends and were able to send huge checks in to cover a good chunk of their trips. We still have a long way to go but having reached that huge hurtle of starting with the money saving.
If you were one that bought a lily or a few of them
"Thank You for your Purchase"
These Texas Teens will be going to ItalyFor the “Year of Faith”Pilgrimage https://sites.google.com/a/straphaelarchangel.org/test-web-2/
We would like to take your prayers with us to remember in the various churches as we travel Oct 15-25, 2012. Send your intentions to: Prayers2take@gmail.com
Everyone is welcome to offer prayer requests. Please remember these teens as they prepare for this awesome adventure!