The Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother organized a get-together for girls on Saturday, March 17th in honor of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. The weather was even cooperative with the theme...it was gray and rainy all day long! But that was no obstacle for the girls, they had a great time and the Lord filled their hearts with many gifts.
Before we started the day's activities we played some games. Then, we split the girls into different groups The groups then rotated through different stations with different activities.
Maria Angela, a friend of ours from Brignano, is an excellent cook. She prepared a baking activity for the girls and each group prepared a different item to share with the other groups at snack time.
We took advantage of the fact that we have an Irish sister in our community and she taught the girls an Irish Dance. The girls were practicing the dance the whole entire day trying to imitate Sister.
We also made a magnet with the girls of St. Patrick to hang on their refrigerator. We even learned a song in English called “Christ Be Beside Me”.
After lunch, we continued on with our day. We watched a cartoon movie on the life of St. Patrick. We also had time for prayer in the chapel and an obstacle course to see how much the girls had remembered about St. Patrick’s life. Then, the girls were hungry again, so, it was time for the much-awaited snack. The groups shared what they had prepared in the morning: cookies, rolls, and apple pie! Yummy! We finished off the day with a craft (a pencil case made of foam) that the girls were going to give to their dads as a gift since it was right before father’s day.
By the end of the day, the girls were tired, but they were joyful because of how much they had received. Until next time! St. Patrick, pray for us!