Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sister Act Steals the Talent Show

I was in the parish office one day when I saw the line-up for the parish's annual Talent Show. The "Red Hats" just called to cancel their act. So I told the Parish Secretary, "The Black Hats will take their place." So that is how Sister Act got on the agenda. The three of us Sisters got a CD of Sister Act 1 songs and picked out three we would try to do: My God, Salve Regina and I Will Follow Him. We listened to the CD on Easter Sunday as we traveled to Tucson to have Easter dinner with our Sisters there.

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.

Also, at the 9:30am Mass the parish gave a big thank you and a farewell to Sr. Elizabeth Ann. Her seven weeks with us will be up at the end of this week. The people really enjoyed her and I believe she was surprised at how much she really enjoyed her seven weeks with us.

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.
As you can see taking part in the life of the parish is prayerful, fun and keeps one busy!

1 comment:

  1. Sister Mary FrancesApril 18, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Congratulations to all of the "Sisters" on their program. I'm sure it was a lot of fun.