Epiphany weekend was a busy and fun-filled one here at Queen of Peace. On Saturday, January 3rd, Mary McQuade celebrated her 100th birthday, the first for the year 2015. Mary was happy with her corsage, birthday cake, and the personal attention! An intimate celebration was held with the Little Sisters and small circle of friends while we await the grand Celebration of 807 Years of Life on January 20th. On that day, we will celebrate this year’s centenarians as well as those who have already passed that milestone! With eight Residents who will reach 100 years of age or more for a total of 807 years of life, you can guess that we have more than a few who have been blessed to reach their 100th birthday.
On Saturday afternoon, Catherine Florian, sister of a Little Sister in the Queen of Peace Community, entertained the Residents. A professional singer, Catherine gave the Residents a taste of Christmas as well as religious songs such as “Ave Maria” and “Panis Angelicus.” Catherine spent the weekend with us, so the Residents got to see not only her professional side, but her warmth and friendliness.
On Sunday, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, the young women who attended Epiphany weekend at Saint Ann’s Novitiate, came to serve our Residents their noon meal. The interaction between young and old is always a welcome one for our elderly Residents. These young women are discerning a call to religious life. Please keep them in your prayers.
Also on Sunday, the Glenn Mohr Chorale again brought their musical performance of “Did You See the Star”? Glenn and his chorale are no strangers to Queen of Peace and will return on Palm Sunday (March 29th) with their performance of “It is finished.”