Annual Christmas Party at Our Holy Respite
Each year, the women and children who once called Sacred Heart of Jesus convent home return to celebrate the Lord’s birth with “their” Sisters. Many of our former guests stay in contact with us regularly, but the Christmas party is a time guests reunite with old friends as well: stories are retold, updates shared, Jesus’ birthday celebrated and gifts given to the mothers and their children. Now a much anticipated Christmas tradition, it is far more than a social nicety. Observing a young boy quietly slipping into the chapel during the party, one of the Sisters realized that this little party is a return to their roots for the children born here, a return to the place where the Eucharistic Jesus welcomed them into the world and where their mothers were welcomed back into hope.