We decided then we needed more voices. I invited the parish secretary and the DRE to join us which they were happy to do. We still needed more volume so I asked the two girls going to Camp Franciscan this summer to join us and they quickly asked a friend also to join. One of the moms was singing along at practice so she too was invited. Instead of three Sisters at the parish there were now nine. The audience was surprised when the curtain opened up and there were 8 Sisters dressed in black and white and one Sister had the brown habit of the Carmelites. Our practices paid off! We got lots of laughs and applause and I believe we stole the show!
It was SOS (Save Our School) weekend at our parish. Our school choir sang at the 9:30am Mass. At Mass the Knights of Columbus presented a plaque to our school to thank us for our great participation in Operation Christmas Child. Each class filled a shoebox for a Christmas gift for a child in another country that was in need.
The weekend was still not over. This was Divine Mercy Sunday so in the afternoon the Novena was said together as a parish. It was beautifully done as the entire chaplet was sung.