On Sunday, July 14th, Jeanne Jugan Residence, Bronx had the joy of assisting at the blessing of the marriage of Norma Romero’s Mom, Mrs. Rita Sasso-Bender.
Norma has been a loyal employee to the Little Sisters for over 30 years. Her Mom was recently admitted to our home in the Bronx and was very pleased on the occasion of her 25th anniversary to have her marriage blessed. Mrs. Sasso-Bender wore a beautiful blue gown for this occasion which was attended by close friends and family members. To her great happiness, her grandson from California and his family were able to be there and do the readings at Mass. Fr. Dunn did a wonderful job at keeping everything pleasant and memorable for everyone.
Our young volunteer choir under the direction of Mary Kate Mutze, organist did a great job with the music for the Mass.They chose an especially beautiful piece for Communion, “Pachelbel’s Canon in D & Gathered in the Love of Christ” by Marty Haugen during which time, Christine Hurley, volunteer flutist wowed us with her solo parts of the piece. After Mass, all gathered in the hearth to partake of a champagne toast and to enjoy the wedding cake that Norma provided for the celebration. The couple was toasted to the pleasure of all. Blessed be God! Thank you, my God! Glory be to God!