On Saturday, April 16, we held our 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner here in the Home, and by many accounts, it was a fun, entertaining, and blessed evening for us all.
The evening began with the option to attend 4:30 p.m. Mass in our Chapel celebrated by Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston. It was a beautiful Mass, con-celebrated with many visiting priests who were here for our Dinner. The Cardinal was even kind enough to take the time to pose for photos with our many guests, Residents and volunteers after the Mass. What a special way to start off a special evening!
The program continued with a delicious sit-down dinner catered by Somerville’s own Olde Magoun Saloon and served by student volunteers from Somerville High’s Culinary School. Co-chairs for the event were Somerville’s Mayor Emeritus Gene Brune and President of Somerville’s Board of Aldermen, Bill White, who both gave great testimonies to the work of the Little Sisters and of our need for continued support from friends, family and community alike.
Guests enjoyed Tiramisu and coffee for dessert as they watched an excerpt from a video made by Catholic TV with interviews and testimonies from many of our Home’s Residents on aging and the care that they receive from The Little Sisters and the Jeanne Jugan Residence. It was clear that many members of the audience were truly moved.
The evening, which was well-attended, concluded with the drawing of two special raffle prize winners and a chorus of Sisters sweetly singing Salve Regina.
The Annual Dinner is an essential way for the Sisters to bring income to the home and awareness to the community. Plans are already in the works for next year’s 5th Annual Fundraising Dinner with the goal of accommodating many more guests. Anyone interested in attending should contact us at 617-776-4420×390 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.