Kansas City Ladies of Charity celebrate another year of Vincentian model of service at Christmas luncheon
The Metropolitan Kansas City Ladies of Charity celebrated the closing of another successful year on December 6, 2018 at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Missouri. The day began with Mass presided by Father Michael Mulhearn, C.M. and music provided by singers Sarah McEnerny and Theresa Moyer and accompanist Mary Ann Caffrey.
This was followed by an opportunity to browse and purchase beautiful Christmas gifts at the boutique. A lovely backdrop of snow and chilly weather added to the wintry feel! Huge poinsettias on all the tables and around the altar further enhanced the festive look.
Following a delicious luncheon meal, President Rosemary Nelson presented checks to the KC Metro Ladies of Charity beneficiaries Seton Center, Cristo Rey, Villa St. Francis and Duschesne Clinic. She also announced that there are 41 new members who have jumped in and are on board volunteering and serving on committees. What an effort put forth by the membership committee!
There were two recipients of the Sister Mathilda Comstock Award this year — Joan Ward (left) and Rita Zahner. Congratulations to these two women who give so generously of their time, talent and treasure!
The criteria for this award includes: Living member of Ladies of Charity of Metropolitan KC who Reflects the mission of the Ladies in working for sustainable change in the lives of the disenfranchised and marginalized, Always sees the face of Christ in those she serves, Has made significant contributions to Ladies of Charity over sustained period of years and personifies the virtues of service with simplicity, charity and humility.