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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

525,600 minutes: How do we measure our year?

This year contained 12 months; 52 weeks; 365 days; 8,760 hours; 525,600 minutes.

It also contained about 1300 visits to the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women, with October seeing the most visits (208) and January seeing the fewest (40).

The year witnessed about 1200 volunteer hours served by 25 volunteers (including 15 women religious, 8 college students and 2 lay women who were not college students).

During the year, our women had the opportunity to participate in 7 different classes or projects:  English, quilting, art, computer, gardening, ladies' night, and first anniversary preparations.

During any given week of the year, 6 different sections of English classes were taught.

The year saw a truly collaborative first anniversary celebration on September 24.

As we ring in 2015, we are immeasurably grateful to those of you who have made this possible by your love, prayers, service, donations and other contributions.  We wish you innumerable blessings during the new year. 

The times we have said this are too numerous to count, but we cannot say it enough: "Thank you and God bless you."

Saturday, December 27, 2014

From Our Family to Yours . . .

Today the church celebrates the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  [Shown above is the Holy Family art project that our women finished last week using their newly-taught pastel skills. (Email subscribers, please click here to view the photo if you do not see a photo above.)]

Just as the Holy Family was created and sustained by God who often conveyed messages in dreams,  the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women is a family that exists because of God and dreamers.  Led by the dreamers who followed God's call to open a women's center in Passaic, our "holy family" of women, staff, benefactors, religious communities and the Diocese of Paterson has been created and sustained for 15 months. 

As we approach the beginning of 2015, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to do what we do and we pray for everyone who supports us in this ministry.  From our family to yours:  Thank you and God bless you!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like . . .

Sister Mary Culhane and our art students are completing their wreath projects today.  Here they are, in various stages of completion (email subscribers click here if you do not see photos below):