St. Raphael Catholic Church
The Annual Mother Teresa Luncheon is on Tuesday, December 10, 2019! We need your help!
We invite 90 guests from two shelters run by the Missionary of Charity Houses located in Washington, D.C. Our honored guests arrive by bus to celebrate Mass with us, enjoy a Christmas Luncheon, followed by entertainment and gifts. May we please have your help with the following items to make this year's event successful?
Food: We need roasted turkeys, baked hams and drinks for our guests. To simplify the process for this year's turkey donors, we will accept 2 roasted turkey breasts in lieu of a whole roasted turkey, or 1 roasted turkey breast and several drumsticks and/or thighs in lieu of a whole bird. Of course, you can still roast a whole bird as a donation. If you wish to donate a baked ham, please make sure that you bake the ham according the label directions even if the label states the ham is fully cooked.
Beverage: We need 2-liter sodas for our guests. Please drop-off your donation to the SRS reception desk. We are serving Coke products, including regular and diet beverages. No Pepsi products please!
Volunteers: We also need your time & presence to serve the food or just to sit and talk with the guests. Please find the volunteer item in which you can help us out below!
Trumpet Room Setup: 12/9/19 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Drop Off of Cooked Food (Roasted Turkeys or Baked Hams): 12/9/19 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. OR 12/10/19 before 8:00 a.m.
Arrival of Guests: 10:15 to 10:25 a.m. at the church
Mass: 10:30 a.m.
Escorting Guests to Trumpet Room: 11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Lunch Service: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Seconds Service: 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Dessert Service: 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Beverage Service: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Entertainment: 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Loading Gifts onto Buses: 1:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Re-boarding on Buses: 1:20 until 1:45 p.m.
Gift Distribution will be completed by the sisters upon their return to the Houses in Washington, D.C.
Guest Departure from St. Raphael's: 1:50 p.m.
*This year, we will NOT make take-home boxes but will send the food in bulk to both houses. This is based on the request of the Sisters.
Clean-up: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
|| Sandy Shamburek