29 March 2009

Fish Fry Fun!

After several weeks of planning and inviting, we are happy to report that our first ever Fish Fry was a successful and delicious event. Several "yankees" who had never before met a "hush puppy" were seen sneaking seconds (and thirds!) from the buffet line when they thought no one was watching! Many students from Georgetown University's Catholic Student Association attended along with several chaplains-in-residence from campus housing. We were pleased to welcome a van-full of pilgrims from Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Mary Washington.
An alumna from our Visitation Academy in St. Louis Missouri was the "guest who came the farthest" for the evening's event. (Truth be told, she was visiting friends at Georgetown, but we were thrilled that she came!) Edward, our evening guard, is distinguished as the "guest who came the shortest distance" since he was even closer than the sisters from the monastery when he walked downstairs to the student dining room.

The superbly organized CSA students from Georgetown arranged for a door prize raffle of several "I love the Jesuits" t-shirts. Pictured above, Sister Mary de Sales picks the name of a winner.
The student dining room was alive with laughter and lively chatter. Above, Sister Leonie Therese enjoys her fish fillet and her company. She was among the "happy hands" who helped to clean up when the crowd departed. Among other helpers, Matt, one of the GU Knights of Columbus, was a skillful and speedy dishwasher as many hands made light work in restoring the dining room to its pre-fish fry condition.

Thanks to all who attended and helped out!

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