This winter our local Council, #13341 Saints Cosmas and Damian, was a unique Council in the Venice Diocese to continue in this wonderful program, from 2012 to today. This outreach event is held in honor of late brother David Walsh and his widow Emily, who founded this event for our Council. Also, an anonymous donor gave a significant donation meet our goals. Coats for Kids Coordinators, Bill Rempe and Ray Makovec expressed their gratitude for having the opportunity to orchestrate this outreach to our sister Parish.
We were able to also share in a delicious homecooked meal made by Sr. Gema and three of her fellow sisters in their own dining room. Father Tim, arriving to St Michael’s 6 month ago from San Jose, CA also joined our table.
St. Michael Catholic Church in Wauchula is one of the neediest parishes in the Diocese of Venice with Sister Maria Gema leading family and education activities there. Anyone interested in helping the religious sisters at St. Michael’s can do so by contacting: St. Michael Church, Attn: Sister Gema, 408 Head Bridge Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.