Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thanks to the generosity of parishioners - and in no small measure to the efforts of Jane Hird-Rutter, St. Catherine's Realy for Life team raised over $4000. Team members walked or ran for 12 hours on a beautiful, sunny June 5 - and made it to church the next morning despite a few sore muscles. Apart from captaining the team, Jane organized fund-raisers including a scrapbooking workshop that helped the team to exceed its goal for dollars raised.
As in previous years, St. Catherine's participated in Port Coquitlam's annual May Day Parade. This year's entry depicted the church's community outreach through the Paul's Place. This "soup kitchen" provides hot meals and fellowship each Wednesday noon. The Food Bank, operated by members of Trinity United Church operates the same day, allowing participants to go home with a full stomach and a full pantry.