September 13, 2021
On Saturday September 11th we had a record number of people coming to help again at the RCH: 38! The rock wall to contain the hillslope near the Mater Misericordae cabin was virtually finished (and it is gorgeous, I didn’t expect the result to be so fine! – thank you to Dave and his team!). The huge dead tree near the outdoor chapel, as well as those around the future garage were cut and split (special thanks to Zach for taking them down, but also for all those who spent their day cutting them in pieces, mulching, and splitting). The Bathhouse was painted almost fully (thank you to the young ladies’ team for their meticulous job), bringing to the end the entire summer’s project of repairing and restaining/repainting the smaller structures on the property. Thank you to Claire and her team for cleaning the Dome House windows, and for taking care of the flowerbeds. Many thanks to Steve for offering the traditional burritos breakfast, and for grilling lunch burgers together with Donna and Michael (our youngest participant, who even spoiled us at breakfast with his own baked apple pie)! Thank you to another Dave (who was the Dome House construction foreman many years ago) for trying to repair the library sliding door. Unfortunately, it appeared that it will have to be replaced next summer, so our traditional Giving Tuesday campaign this year will have this unexpected expense as its goal. Thank you to Darin and Paul for lending their equipment – chipper and splitter. And, of course, thank you to Tom, our unbeatable Director of Operations, for organizing together with Caleb smooth operations of such a crowd throughout the entire day.
A heartfelt thank you to all the helpers – veterans and first-time comers: may the Good Lord repay you all hundredfold! Please click here or on the photo below to see the photos.
After this big and successful event, it’s the turn for the long-awaited garage/workshop/storage building construction project, which is to be finished hopefully by November. I’ll give you the news about it in mid-November.
I am so thankful for your friendship and support. Know you’re always welcome at the RCH to benefit from the fruit of such great labor!
Fr. Francis of the Child Jesus
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