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Mustard Seed

Springs of Hope Newsletter

Fontbonne Ministries is pleased to present the Spring 2016 issue of Springs of Hope. We trust you will enjoy this fresh look as well as our reflections on the diverse ways that the six ministries live the call to mercy. Please click here to see it. 

Fontbonne Ministries: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On April 24, over 80 people attended Fontbonne Ministries' annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers, staff and Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto assembled at the Famous People Players dining hall and theatre to enjoy socializing, an afternoon meal and a variety of musical performances from puppets and their puppeteers.

Mustard Seed: A Supportive Environment

From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope:
For Sister Marie Kilcullen, knitting is a soothing challenge. “It takes patience and tenacity,” she says, “while being relaxing and forgiving.” On Mondays at 1 p.m., she and Kristin Strong, Program Coordinator, welcome volunteers and participants into the Nifty Knitters group at Mustard Seed to enjoy conversation, tea, cookies and their individual projects.
 
One participant, Lorraine, had never knitted before attending.

Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope:
As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650. 
 
Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

Fontbonne Ministries: The Gift of Volunteering

From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope:
On April 26, 2015, over 80 people gathered at St. Paul’s Basilica Parish Hall to attend Fontbonne Ministries’ Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers, staff and Sisters of St.
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