We restarted the program at the beginning of October. It has been a time full of small but meaningful victories.
We had indications of interest from some other churches in the area, but no new children yet. Tonight I met with our regional churches and it looks like two new children will come try things out this Saturday or at the next session.
We did a presentation about our program as an Adult Forum, and those who attended were deeply moved by what we are doing. It continues to be important to get other parishioners who are not directly involved to support the ministry.
The regional meeting also voted to make a $200 donation to the ministry to purchase some needed supplies.
One of our children began to participate in our liturgy of the table by eating some of the bread. For him, this is a big step. And another of the children was asking beautiful questions about what our eucharistic prayer meant. What a beautiful thing it was!
We continue to pray that more children will become a part of this program, and that we continue to carry God's love to them in fresh ways.
As always, we are more blessed by these children than we bless them by this work. It is all gift.