As a ministry of St Michael Parish, part of the mission of our parish MOMs Group is to serve our Lord by helping those in need. Some members of the MOMs Group gathered at the Catholic Charities Daybreak Shelter in Joliet on Friday, May 31 to prepare and serve lunch for approximately 60 people. We are so grateful for the opportunity and for the generosity of moms who donated food for our group to take to the shelter. As you can see by the smiles on our faces, we received much joy as the many hungry, who struggle to survive each day, smiled and were nourished by our meal and our kindness.
While there, a member of the Shelter staff told us of a need for a group to prepare and serve dinner there five days later on Tuesday, June 4. We quickly realized that some of us could help on that day. So on June 4, with more donations, a group with a few of us moms, a dad, and some of our children were uplifted and blessed to prepare and serve dinner to 60 people. One of our children said it well… “I wasn’t so excited about doing the work but felt so good when I saw the people smile as I helped them. It was my favorite part.”
We look forward to our next opportunity to serve at the Daybreak Shelter and hope other moms are able to go to be blessed by all your heart and soul will receive.