Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, church ministers have rarely been able to visit their parishioners in nursing homes. Sister Margaret Ann Aull, coordinator of Pastoral Care for Immaculate Parish in Owensboro, has instead led an effort to provide goody bags at all the nursing homes where Immaculate members are living.
“Someone had the idea that we should do this for the Sisters at the Mount,” Sister Margaret Ann said. “That made me happy.”
On Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, Sister Margaret Ann and parishioner Linda Rocco brought bags full of treats for each of the Ursuline Sisters residing in Saint Joseph Villa. Each bag was filled with candy, holy cards, reading material, prayer books, puzzle books and rosaries. Linda’s husband Steve made labels for each bag that read, “At Immaculate Parish we are thinking of you and praying for you every day. May you receive all of God’s abundant blessings!”
The three put the bags together and wrote personal cards to all the Sisters. They dropped off the bags in the morning and Sister Susan Mary Mudd and Mount employee Pamela Paulin delivered the bags to each Sister’s room.
Here are some photos of this goodwill gesture.