On March 14th, the St. John Fisher Confirmation program hosted its fifth “Soup for a Cause” event. And in honor of “Soup for a Cause” turning five, here are five reasons why this year’s edition was so memorable:
5. Great Fellowship— Over 150 parishioners packed the St. Thomas More Hall that night—a reminder of the wonderful community we have here at St. John Fisher.
4. Great Food, Part I—Attendees had the chance to sample delicious soups from nine different establishments: Sadler’s, Three Fellas, Plan B, Joey Garlic’s, Whole Foods, Highland Park Market, Village Green, Noodles and Company, and Mangiafique Catering.
3. Great Food, Part 2—Five different “hometown chefs” (including Fr. Sas, Kelly Henderschedt, Deacon John, Carolyn Henderson, and Danielle Neary) also contributed their own home-made soups to the event.
2. Great Charity—This year, thanks to the generosity of everyone in attendance, we raised $1225—our best total yet—for our charity, the House of Bread’s Kids Café in Hartford.
1. Amazing Confirmation Students—Following in the tradition set by previous classes, our ninth grade Confirmation students have shown their commitment to service through their volunteer efforts at organizations such as the Immaculate Conception homeless shelter and Hartford’s “A Hand Up.” But on this particular night, while dressed sharply in their white shirts and black bow ties, they came together as one for their church and community. We could not have been more proud of them, for their tireless work and positive attitudes.
Thank you to everyone who made “Soup for a Cause #5” such a success—attendees, donors, parents, and especially our incredible ninth grade Confirmation students.
Mark Dursin, Jen O’Neill, and Kelly Henderschedt