Dear Challenge Club Members and Ladies in Christ:
Just a little thank you for the beautiful Tea Party on Saturday April 23, 2016. This was my very first one and everything was beautiful, dainty, elegant, feminine and ever so tastefully done. For a couple of hours, I did feel like a Princess (daughter of the King)!!!
The company at our table was charming, the singing entertaining, but most of all, I was impressed with those beautiful girls serving tables, selling tickets and catering to all the guests' needs. So classy that even my guests, including my neighbour, were impressed on how these young women carried themselves with much dignity and confidence in front of the crowd.
This is the Regnum Christi signature, indeed!!!!
Well done ladies, hope you got to rest a little.......
Count me in again next year, if God wills it and hope to bring even more "princesses".
Love in Christ,
Mrs. Daniela Dalla Via
To: The Girl's Challenge Club
A sincere thank you to the members and leaders of the Girl's Challenge Club who presented us with a most enjoyable Irish concert Friday evening.
It was great hearing the young voices singing the dear, old Irish songs. The readings, recitations, skit and piano solos, along with the instrumental accompaniment filled in the program so nicely.
When the members joined us for a little socializing, and handed out the hand-decorated Irish Blessings--that was the icing on the cake!
We realize how much planning, work and practice has gone into this program--and wish to say "Thanks again"!
for all at Martindale Retirement Gardens
"The choral group under the musical direction of one of the mothers and accompanied by adults playing guitars, sang a variety of modern and traditional Christmas carols. The warmth and enthusiasm of the group was an inspiration to all. Some readings and poems rounded off the performance and left the audience with the true spirit of Christmas."
-Sent from Erica Belluz, Recreation Therapist MDH, CCC
"The weekend retreat was AMAZING!! There were games and food. We made some crazy looking hats. We had teams and team cheers. I made new friends and got to talk to a lot of new people. I definitely recommend going, if we ever do it again!"
"I liked the retreat at Mount Mary Immaculate Centre. The priest's lecture made me change how I felt about being Catholic, and I enjoyed praying more. I look forward to more retreats like that in the future."
Back in November 2014, our club organized a weekend retreat, the "Survivor Retreat", at Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre in Ancaster, ON. Here are the testimonies of some of the girls who attended:
"The most fun thing I did at the retreat that changed me was when I got into the small groups and we had to work as a team to get the very hard challenges done!"
In December 2014 and 2015, our club made an apostolate to Milton General Hospital, where we sang Christmas Carols to some of the patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Here are the girls' testimonies:
"I really liked the hospital visit. I felt kind and like someone who really followed Jesus. It touched me especially when people cried or sang along. I loved it."
"When I visited the hospital to spread cheer, I felt proud and glad that with my music and love of singing, I could make the vulnerable and poor joyful and happy."
"I was very touched when some started to cry and I was very happy and I felt like a hero by making people's day better. I hope we do that again."
"The hospital visit was fun and very exciting. Mary, a patient, almost made me cry when she started crying because of the joy she had when she saw us sing."
"Challenge is really fun and it's a very safe and comfortable environment."
"It was really fun. I loved the games! And the food and learning about God. :)"
"You learn in a fun way, making skits and presentations; the leaders are great."
"I love it! It's very fun."
"Your group created fabulous art! ... Thank you so much for thinking of Martindale Gardens' residents. It means so much to have your dedicated group come in after much preparation and scheduling."
-Michael Taylor, Martindale Gardens Retirement Residence's Life Enrichment Coordinator