November 24, 2014
For the fourth year, Belmont Hill School (BHS) students and faculty prepared and delivered Thanksgiving baskets for 25 families associated with The Women’s Table, The Literacy Connection, and the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center. Janice Grady, a BHS parent, coordinated this service project along with Donna David, Community Service Advisor, and Belmont Hill students. Families and students donated and helped organize the baskets, then delivered them to the Motherhouse. Many benefit from their generous act of love!
April 30, 2014
The Women’s Table, birthed in conjunction with the 135th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Joseph arrival in Boston in 2008, is honored to be jointly celebrating the 140th anniversary of the sisters in 2014!
The Women’s Table would not be thriving without your help! Connecting neighbor-with-neighbor and neighbor-with-God is the clear mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and this is the cornerstone of The Women’s Table. Other words echo this, in particular relationship, connections, compassion, outreach, unity and community. Without you and the collaboration of sisters, associates, local coalitions, area social service agencies and individuals, we would not exist, let alone thrive!
During the evening, William Cafferky was recognized by The Women’s Table with the Founding Sponsor Award, the award was accepted by his daughter, Corrine. Reverend Karen Fritz, of the Brighton/Allson Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, and Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso, who initiated The Women’s Table Multicultural Circle, both were recognized as Community Partners.
Thursday, April 19, 2013
The Women’s Table sponsored a 6-week Writer’s Workshop for women. This series helped women explore their life through writing prompts and provides an opportunity to connect with others in a meaningful way. No prior writing experience was necessary, just a desire to learn more about one’s life. The instructor was Mary Caruso who is trained in writing, education and law. The class met for six weeks. Two attendees share their thoughts:
This has been a transformational experience for me. It offered a place of refuge, where we could step out of the chaos of life and reflect on the meaning of life. The culture was warm and inviting, judgment was suspended, we were all welcomed to share our inner most selves and to do that we became a community of kindred spirits. – Sheila
It was very interesting to me how easily, because of the dynamics of the group that I could share. Normally, it would have taken me weeks to talk about myself. I just want to say thank you – I never had any sense of fear coming here. – Julie