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Angels in our Midst (The Columbiettes)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
The Columbiettes is the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus.
They represent their service to God through Faith, Hope and Charity.
   
We found the ladies of St. Sylvester in the midst of one of their charitable acts.

sound of sewing machine
Snipping...
...by two inches and I think you need four.
 
Measuring...
Sound of sewing machine
Stitching

Oh, I love that.
Once a month, St. Sylvester Catholic Church is bustling with activity when the Columbiettes gather to "sew" seeds of compassion.  

Judy Carron, Columbiettes President;  My family was helped with Hospice.  Many of our friends have been helped and served by Hospice so it's just a way of giving back to them and serving our community.

The mission for Covenant Hospice started four years ago with a flier seeking volunteers.

Judy, I'm too emotional to work with the sick and dying; I would not be a comfort to them.  But, it said you could do crafts and I thought, Angela

Their Master Crafter Angela Zangerle set about bringing out the artist in all of the ladies.  They've combined their gifts to make caps, turbans, pillows, lap blankets and walker bags for terminally ill patients.

Angela Zangerle, Organizes Hospice Mission;  Just to make one day in someone else's life, bring a little joy, that's all, bring a little joy to somebody's life.
   
 As they learn of other needs or ways they can make a difference, the ladies immediately add a project.  They thought something special should be done just for our veterans.

Helen Kerns, Makes blankets for veterans, Oh,  I'm proud to do it for them.

Angela;  They have served our country for so long without recognition, without calling attention to themselves.

The Columbiettes have been quietly going about their mission too.  Last year alone, they donated over 1250 items to hospice and to patients they may never know.

 Angela;  If one life can be touched and one smile can be gained, that's all we need.  It keeps us going.

Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

Angels in our Midst (The Columbiettes)


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