Morrow Park Volunteers are Terrific
A mass and luncheon marked the Volunteer Appreciation Day for Morrow Park volunteers on Sunday, Sept. 21. Using a PowerPoint presentation, guest speaker, Sr. Catherine McCarthy, pictured at right, gave volunteers an inside look at the struggles the congregation’s first four members faced when they arrived in Toronto in 1851.
“Our congregation has always been fortunate to have the help of wonderful volunteers,” Sister Catherine pointed out. When the four Sisters first arrived in Canada, three officials volunteered to meet them in the harbour, transporting them to their quarters. Many others have assisted the Sisters over the years.
“Perhaps the overriding attribute of the Morrow Park volunteers is their faithfulness,” said Morrow Park Director of Sister Services Susan Belfontaine, who called volunteers “terrific.” She told how volunteers make long commitments to the Sisters, forming relationships that nurture reciprocity. Proving this point, two members of the association, Anne Guy and Katie Rentschler, were honoured with 10-year pins. The yearly event was well received by all present.
By Susan Belfontaine
Photo by Gisela Côté