On Thursday, February 2 we celebrated the Presentation of the Lord and Consecrated Life beginning the day with the Holy Eucharist. Today is the blessed day when Jesus was presented in the Temple by Mary and Joseph. We blessed our candles and carried them to be Christ’s light to the world. It was a simple celebration but holy. At the end of Mass Father gave Sr. Inga a special blessing for her birthday.
Whenever you celebrate your birthday here in Haiti, known as a FET, you have to have some treats to share with others. We decided that we would have BINGO in the afternoon, with prizes and goodies. We thank Sr. Jessica from Beaver Falls, Pa. who gave us boxes of Cracker Jacks that we shared with the kids, soda and candy. The night before Sr. Marilyn prepared, the first time in her life, a blueberry cheesecake, which happens to be Sr. Inga’s favorite.
In the afternoon, with the help of our teens, we prepared our Bingo Hall. We set up prizes and got everything ready to celebrate Sr. Inga’s birthday. We had three others celebrating too, Dr. Wanitha (from our Mother Angela Clinic), Fabiola and John Love. We also had our Mother Angela Clinic team assisting us and Madam Omanie with her daughter Debora. The kids had a wonderful time!
After the Bingo and food, we cleaned up and proceeded upstairs to the house to continue the celebration and have the cake the clinic team gave to Sr. Inga. It was a big feast with cake, ice cream, soda and of course cheesecake.