The Valley Catholic January 16, 2018 - Page 9 | January 16, 2018 Group picture of seniors and SALT members. SALT Hosts Christmas Senior Luncheon Saint Athanasius Life Teen (SALT) along. Wrapping up the event, the held a Christmas Luncheon for seniors youth raffled off prizes ranging from at the Saint Athanasius Parish on De- fine wine to porcelain angels, keeping cember 19. The luncheon was a new ser- everyone in anticipation until the end. vice project idea created by Core Team, The luncheon was praised for its a leadership group within Life Teen, delicious menu and creative use of to give back to the parish community. decorations. Seniors felt “nice to be With the help of Maria Giuliani, Rosa thought of” and some even made close Mancilla and Deacon Leonel, our youth connections with the youth! team planned, decorated, cooked, and Parish member Michael Fernandez, served. SALT members arrived early in felt that the event was beneficial “for the morning to transform the hall into both groups, especially during this Ad- a festive dining area and prepare the vent/Christmas Season. It was a warm delicious food. Our teens greeted the experience for some of the seniors, seniors, served drinks, and sat with who do not get see their grandchildren them. This was a great opportunity for that often. It also teaches the youth the youth and seniors to mingle and get to respect, and help the older ones. It to know each other. We served a nutri- is a nice bonding experience: for the tious gourmet style mix of chicken, youth to meet the seniors… and for mashed potatoes, veget ables, salad the seniors to meet our parish’s next and bread rolls, along with a variety generation.” of beverages. “God is Good!” Maria acclaimed To bring out the Christmas spirit after successfully leading the students and to entertain the seniors, the youth into carrying out the whole event. “It caroled in groups while the seniors ate was an honor to witness my teens as their lunch. They enjoyed the beautiful they spread the love of Christ to our 12/15/17 PM voices 121517_St_Jude_Ad.pdf and some of them 1 even sang 12:56 beloved seniors this Christmas!” Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Our Lady of Lourdes Novena February 3 – 11, 2018 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Masses: Mon-Sat, 8:00 am & 5:30 pm; Sun, 11:30 am & 5:30 pm Rosary & blessing with the Saint Jude relic. “The message of Lourdes was one of discipleship, reconciliation and healing. We shall look at these realities in the life of the Blessed Virgin, Saint Bernadette, and some of the women of the Old and New Testaments.” Novena in Saint Dominicʼs Church, home of the Shrine of Saint Jude, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco Plenty of Parking. Send Novena petitions to: Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P. P.O. Box 15368, San Francisco, CA 94115-0368 • 415-931-5919 Fr. Allan White, O.P. Novena Preacher COMMUNITY 9