Game about saints puts fun in DCCW Fun, Food and Fund Day

Categories: Around the Diocese

July 5, 2013, edition
By Rita Meyer

Do you know the patron saint of cancer patients?

How about the patron saint of the Polish?

The Apostle who replaced Judas?

Those were some of the questions in the game, “How well do you know your saints,” played at the 23rd annual St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Fun, Food and Fund Day.

More than 100 women started their morning June 20 with Mass at St. Louis Church in Foreston. Father Gerry Mischke celebrated along with Deacon Tom Pinataro, parish life coordinator for Braham-Milaca-Foreston.

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This year’s event, hosted by the Foley/Princeton Deanery, had a theme of “Growing in the Year of Faith.” After Mass, Barb Jacobson, president of the host deanery, greeted the group and directed them towards the adjacent church hall for assorted breakfast pastries, coffee and juice.

Deacon Pinataro related how the world keeps changing and how not that long ago there was no such thing as the Internet or email. He encouraged attendees to be the light to those around them and to spread the Good News in any means available.

Kathy Moeller, treasurer of the host deanery, was responsible for creating the saints game which Carol Brunn guided the group through. Two participants correctly answered all 28 questions and were each awarded a prize.

(In case you didn’t know, St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. St. Joseph is the patron saint of the Polish. And Matthias replaced Judas as the 12th apostle.)

Attendees had the opportunity to bid on 91 silent auction items throughout the morning.  Hanging plants, embroidered dish towels, homemade jams and jellies, scarves, jewelry and gift cards were some of the items donated by the various parishes. The proceeds of the auction help fund the DCCW’s annual operating budget.

Following lunch — chicken-pasta salad, croissant, fruit cup and blueberry buckle dessert — the door prize and silent auction winners were announced.

Attendees were also invited to another upcoming DCCW event, the annual conference Sept. 21 at Luxumberg hosted by the Cold Spring Deanery. (Check their website at www.stclouddccw.org for updated information.)