As part of the observance of the 85th Anniversary of the Felician presence in Enfield, CT, the sisters of Our Lady of the Angels Convent reached out to the Enfield Food Shelf.
Each sister was invited to make a monetary donation from her personal budget to support the goals of the Food Shelf. The grand total of donations from the sisters’ budgets was $350 and a gift card to a local supermarket. Well done!
The Enfield Food Shelf was originally founded in 1968 to provide food for families who were experiencing difficulty because of unexpected long-term lay-offs in the work force. Over the years, its role has continued and increased as the numbers needing assistance have grown and continue to grow.
The Food Shelf recognizes that hunger affects a child’s ability to learn, an adult’s ability to be productive, and a senior’s ability to stay healthy and vital. The primary aim of the Food Shelf, therefore, is ensuring no Enfield family in need is without food assistance.
Over the years, the Felician Sisters have supported the goals of this local community group through financial donations, food collections, and volunteer assistance. During the offertory procession on the Feast of St. Joseph, a basket filled with white envelopes containing donations from individual sisters was brought forth and laid before the altar of sacrifice.
SM Rosalma Fish said, “It represented the sisters’ confidence in the protection of St. Joseph and their gratitude for the many ways St. Joseph provided for the needs of the community over the years.”
Thank you, St. Joseph.