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10
January

Welcome Father Bob!

 
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Christ Child Members were lucky to have the new pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Parish celebrate mass with us at the home of Angeli Breen.  He referred to the day’s reading and gospel and how it is easier to answer God’s call when a friend invites you to do something than when you may hear God calling you directly—when we are more apt to say, “no, not me!” So we have to be more willing to accept God’s invitation like we would accept a friend’s.  He spoke about the special connection that comes from having a friend ask you to join them in volunteer work, and how effective that can be.  He also referred to our founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, and how her physical disabilities did not hinder her in helping children, and in fact, inspired others to follow her example.  We had a record number of members come to welcome Father Bob, and we thank him for taking the time to get to know the Christ Child Society of Summit a little better, and lend us his spiritual guidance.  


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16
October

A Morning of Reflection

 
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30
March

Showers of Gratitude

 
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The sun was shining on our 11th Annual Baby Shower on March 30th!  Many friends, members and guests came out to support the Christ Child Society of Summit and our layette program. We received many generous donations of  baby clothes and funds to help purchase them.  We were lucky to have Maria Velasquez-Knight, the social worker from Overlook Hospital’s HealthStart Clinic, speak to us about the impact our layettes have on the families who receive them.  We are always so grateful to hear stories about how we have touched lives with our work. 

 

Thank you to What a Dish for catering a fantastic lunch, to Wool and Grace for donating a door prize of wool and knitting lessons, to our event chairs, Lynne Strabley and Beth Tully, and to all the people that helped make the day a success.

 


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28
October

Making Tiny Toppers Together

 
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A dozen or so members and friends of the Christ Child Society of Summit gathered at Cynthia Tarantino’s house to make tiny toppers (baby hats) for our layettes.  From experts to beginners just learning to cast on, everyone had a blast—eating, chatting, and knitting!  Can’t wait for our next opportunity to gather together to KNIT!


Category: Events
22
October

Make a Difference Day (MDDAY)!

 
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Twenty-nine volunteers gathered on Oct. 22nd, our nation’s largest day of service, to make a difference in our community!

We prepared baby clothes for packing in our layettes, worked on fleece baby blankets, and knitted tiny toppers (baby hats) as part of Layettes of Love, a day of service in honor of our founder’s 150th birthday this fall. Mary Virginia Merrick, whose cause for canonization as a Catholic saint is open, gave us a legacy of care for children in need that continues to inspire us all. We are so proud to have shared this day of service with 30 other Christ Child Society chapters and 1600 volunteers around the country!


8
April

Our Volunteer Extraordinaire!


Category: Events
8
April

Cookies for a Cause!


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1
February

“The Luminary Effect”


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16
March

Baby Photo Day is a Challenge!


Category: Events
10
March

A Gift from a Child To Help Other Children


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