Villagers Meet the Sisters
On Oct. 5, 43 Village Mosaic participants arrived by bus at Morrow Park, toured the building and made their way to Room 1B Community Room. They admired the building and were impressed with the Morrow Park chapel. "What friendly people," said secretary Petrina Vrazinis, as participants filed by her door, saying hello.
The event was a first: an opportunity for interaction between Village seniors and senior Sisters at Morrow Park. It was decided to make this a fun event: participants would dance for the Sisters and staff at Morrow Park. Wednesday is their line dancing/activities day at the Village, and this time they wanted to meet the Sisters in their home. As it turned out, Sisters and staff joined in the fun, dancing and laughing and enjoying the high energy in the room.
"Three to the left, four to the right..." encouraged leader June Pittz, who with her husband, comes all the way from Waterloo to lead the dancing at Etobicoke’s Village Mosaic. On this day, June was out front, encouraging her group with the words, "Somebody will pull you if you’re not going in the right direction."
Sisters and participants enjoyed this event. "I was touched at how our mission has reached so many people," said Sr. Jo Conlin. " The leaders had us singing and clapping: the sense of community in the room was really lovely. And we are all about community."
"That was life-giving," said Theresa Franco, Morrow Park’s pastoral care coordinator. "It was a wonderful afternoon for Sisters and staff," said Sr. Margaret Myatt. "Such a pleasure to see one of our ministries that is so joyful."
By Gisela Côté