Saturday, October 13 Court members met at the home of Carolyn Maniscalco to prepare ribbons and enjoy a bit of food and wine.
Christine Maniscalco, our hostess, Patty Kierce, Yvonne Rinaldi, Lora St Germaine and Carolyn Wells cut well over 500 ribbons. Each ribbon was hairsprayed, sealing to be written on. The ribbons will be used to record names of veterans and tied to American Flags. Close to 300 flags will be displayed along the entry driveway to Christ the Redeemer over Veterans’ Day weekend.
Parishioners will be asked to sponsor a ribbon in combination with our Wreaths Across America the weekend of October 20-21.
What began 4 years ago was celebrated with several members, newly installed officers and guests beginning with Mass at Christ the Redeemer. Our celebrant was Father Ralph Roberts assisted by Deacon Jack Alexander. The Saturday vigil mass was joyful and helped promote CDA to the parish community. Members who could remain after Mass joined in this beautiful group shot. Thank you so much to those spouses who took the pictures.
Soon after members gathered at Sam’s Seafood & Steak on Grant Road to enjoy company, visiting, delicious steak/seafood dinners. The dinner chairperson was Christine Maniscalco, assisted by several court members with planning. Carolyn Maniscalco ensured we had a beautiful cake with the CDA logo courtesy of Sam’s Club bakery.
Past Regent Elizabeth Thompson gave a brief overview of our past year. As she was listing all the events, parties, support and participation given to CTR ministries it was evident our court is very active. She recognized our past Treasurer, Martha Stevens for her willingness to rise above and beyond when asked to help our court since it’s inception. Martha served as our Court Treasurer for 2 terms.
In addition to enjoying dinner and drink, guests had the opportunity to win our Anniversary raffle. Connie Troutt held the lucky number, and won a commemorative plate from the visit Pope John Paul II made to San Antonio during his US visit in 1987. The plate was donated by Christine Maniscalco.
Court members assisted with serving meals and snacks for the Archdiocesan Engaged Encounter Weekend that took place the weekend of July 28 & 29. As many as 60 participants and team members enjoyed catered and homemade snacks served by members of our Court on Saturday. Sunday they were joined by Elizabeth Thompson and Martha Stevens.
The members enjoyed time to serve, as well as time to visit and get to know one another. This service was offered under the request of Christy Wright, Family Life Ministry with Christ the Redeemer.
“Many thanks to the members who were able to take time to come serve and show the true spirit of being a Catholic Daughter to the couples preparing for marriage.”