Dear Fr. Albert, Administrative Staff, Liturgical Ministers and Parish Family,
On behalf of Kids to Kids/ K2K Mission Hope, Msgr. Louis Pavlicek, Capt. Norm Kaesberg, Holly Butler, Paul Kroschewsky, and myself, Maria Kaesberg, we can't Thank You enough for your warm, welcoming and loving hospitality. All of us have marveled at the joy filled atmosphere here at St. Thomas Aquinas. This parish is Vibrant and Life Giving. Thank you so much Fr. Albert for giving us the opportunity to share the great need of the villagers at the K2K Mission in Guatemala and for your loving and very generous response to help Our Gods Poor have good, clean mountain spring "Living Water". You are the First Parish to extend a helping hand and we commend you and thank you for that.
Over the weekend we received 2400.00 via the table at the entrance and on line at our website (K2Kmissionhope.org) via PayPal Donate button. The general collection of $9,333.00 brings the grand total to $11,733.00. WOW! You are so generous. Thank you so much!
We will continue to work to raise $22,267.00 for the completion of the Living Water Project and pray that we encounter others who will demonstrate the Love of Christ in the same beautiful way that you do at St. Thomas Aquinas. God bless you abundantly for all your good work.
In Faith, Hope, Love and Joy
Maria Teresa Kaesberg, MdE, LMT, MMP
Director, K2K Mission Hope & Missionaries of Hope in the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Fr. Albert and Team,
All we can say is WOW! We could not have imagined a more beautiful reception from your parish. Your team took care of all of the details and had everything ready for us when we arrived and your parishioners are the best. We were so touched by the number of people that wanted to talk to us and hear more about the villages and offer support through K2K. We got a real sense that your parishioners were not just filling an obligation but were helping from the heart. They really connected with our project. Thank you for letting us share our mission and be a part of your parish for the weekend.
We hope to refer to your church as the model for future events in other parishes. Thanks for setting the bar so HIGH!
We don’t want to be intrusive but would like very much to come back early next year to share the updates on the project so the parishioners know that they gave to a good cause. Also, they can see the progress and feel a part of it. We can talk more about the logistics of that later, even if it is just a posting in your bulletin.
It was a pleasure getting to know all of you and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Take Care!
Holly Butler, Missionary
K2K Mission Hope Executive Secretary