Sodalities Extend Generosity to Child in Need

Jan 11 2016

Article by Lourdes Rohan ’18:

This Advent, two Kellenberg sodality groups came together to bring Christmas hope to a family in need. Mrs. Zider and Mrs. Acardi had been trying to find a service project for their sodality when it was suggested by a member of the sodality that a family from the student’s local parish be the focus of their prayers and Christmas giving.

This Advent, two Kellenberg sodality groups came together to bring Christmas hope to a family in need. Mrs. Zider and Mrs. Acardi had been trying to find a service project for their sodality when it was suggested by a member of the sodality that a family from the student’s local parish be the focus of their prayers and Christmas giving.

A local family of Our Lady of Victory Parish has been going through difficult times. The youngest daughter of three, Isabella, had been diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma over the summer, and began a series of intense treatments. The sodality readily agreed to begin bringing in gift cards to assist the family with buying Christmas presents. Not long after the idea came about, Mrs. Bernadini and Mrs. Ronan recruited their sodality to join in as well.

Together, these sodalities chipped in to help be a light in the darkness. The final result was two gift baskets and a large gift bag.  One basket carried an Italian dinner and the other basket held little gifts, a blanket, and the collected gift cards. The gift bag held three large stuffed animals, one for Isabella and each of her sisters.

Accompanying the collection of these gifts were tons of prayers from the students of these two sodalities and their families for the intention of “Bella the Brave”. The gifts were presented to Isabella’s family in hopes of showing them that they can find love and support wherever they may turn.

“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:28-30

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