Holy Name of Mary Loaves & Fish Outreach Program

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Loaves & Fish April 5, 2008
Team: John Tobin

     Saturday went really well.  We had 31 guests, which included 6 children.

     A group showed up from the Fourth Unitarian Universalist Society of Westchester to help with the serving, and they did a great job; our new friends pitched in and helped with clean-up as well.

      We had a fantastic menu, too:

  • Roasted pork sirloin w/a rub coating
  • Breaded pork chops baked with sweet pickled peppers
  • Broccoli & caramelized-onion, pasta casserole
  • Bean soup - started by Ed Walsh, before he left for his granddaughter's birthday party in Philadelphia & then modified like crazy by the peripatetic soup chef, Mark Lederman.
  • Take home was chicken cutlets (and left-over pork) and a vegetable rice medley
  • The Pepperidge Farm Guy (Fred) provided a lot of bread & cookies for take home as well.
  • We also gave out a lot of the canned goods from the kitchen cabinets, as well as from the pantry at Holy Name of Mary.

     This was our first attempt at supplying entertainment.  One of Council 311 Knights (of Columbus), Chris Slagle (on guitar), brought his partner, Rosane (singer), who preformed pop songs from the 50s through the 70s.  They were terrific, Rosane is a great singer with an especially beautiful voice, and Christ is on hel... heck of a guitar player. 

     The original idea floated was to have a lot of entertainment to liven up the festivities and make it more of a party; we wanted it to be a fun and memorable night for our guests.  Though, some of us were privately scratching our heads and thinking it was nuts, but it turned out to be a very successful. evening.

     Attached are some pictures, which include pictures of the musicians, and some of the more whacky members of the team. 

     Everyone enjoyed the music, and at one point, Mark Lederman left the kitchen to start dancing with one of the guests, which left people clapping & laughing (with or at Mark... not sure, comparisons to Elaine from Seinfeld dancing style were rampant).

     Everyone left with a smile on their faces, and compliments and thanks on their lips.

     The music and the soup were the top two winners.


Mark Lederman, Joe De Matteo & Chuck Caltofalmo

Chris Slagle and Rosane

Chuck Caltofalmo, Joe De Matteo & Mark Lederman

This Holy Name of Mary Outreach program includes volunteers from the following parishes:
  • Holy Name of Mary, 110 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520

  • All Saints, 201 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510

  • St. Ann Church, 25 Eastern Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

  • St. Augustine Church, Route 9, Eagle Park, Ossining, NY 10562

  • St. Theresa Church, 1394 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510

  • Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 South Highland Ave. (Rt. 9), Ossining, NY 10562

  • New Hope Fellowship, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

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