Friday, November 6, 2009

8th Graders Serve at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen

When I went to the soup kitchen, I first met some nice people. They told us what we were to do. Nick and I served the orange juice and Deven served the desserts. When we were all ready to go, we said a prayer then we opened the door for the neighbors. When they came in they all had good manners. They said, 'Thank you.' Even though two of us were serving the drinks it was still pretty hard-working, we even ran out of orange juice. Thank goodness we still had cranberry juice. One guy was talking about the UFO...the balloon that they thought had a kid in it...they also thought it was a UFO. They were funny. The guy that talked about the UFO came to Nick and I and said, 'So you want to be a rockstar?' He said it in a joking manner. We also said a prayer with them. One of the neighbors sang a song. He was very good! Finally, it was time for everyone to leave. We cleaned up, said our good-byes to the kitchen members, got in the car and talked to Mrs. Buckley about everything that had happened at the kitchen. (Tristan M. 8th)

Going to the Cathedral soup kitchen meant a lot to me. Some of the neighbors seemed sad. While we were serving them, one of them stood up and started to sing grace. I started to feel sad for them. The people were so poor. They were hungry and they were homeless. They were all happy that we cared about them. Nick and Tristan gave them drinks. I served the donuts. It felt good to make the neighbors happy! (Deven L. 8th)

When I was on the way to the soup kitchen I was a little nervous. I didn't no how the neighbors were going to act toward us. When we got to the kitchen it was real small and dirty. Then we started to work. (Nick K. 8th)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
Thanks for posting the 8th graders' reflections. Their experiences seem to be valuable as they learn about the importance of serving others.