Sunday Sermon and Smiles Charity Event

31 May

“They say charity begins at home, and when a home is built for an amazing veteran through a community charity event, that’s the meaning of home.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


It was a delightful Sunday morning, finally. No rain, partly cloudy, and a nice refreshing breeze. It was a pleasure to get up early and leave for Mass by 8:15.

Today we celebrated Memorial Day and Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday is near and dear to my heart because my angel mother was named Trinidad in honor of Trinity Sunday. She was born in June, either on or around that day.

Today’s Gospel contained the very important words that we say so many times, “In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The Three in One, the Trinity.

Gospel, Matthew 28:16-20

16 Meanwhile the eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them.17 When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated.18 Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’

My take on it… well, we are told about the Trinity, and I’m just pleased that my mommy was named after this holy day. She was very special and a devout Catholic, with some pretty influential powers of her own.

After Mass, a quick stop for coffee with Jerry, Helene and bonita, then home for a few projects then get ready for the Smiles Concert that Karen invited us to. We had such a nice evening.

This year, the Smiles Charity Concert proceeds are going to provide the funds to build a home for a very deserving veteran.

Kisha Ann Makerney joined the military in 2002 at age 17. She deployed to Iraq where she served as an equipment operator and machine gunner. After returning home from Iraq, she lost her leg in a tragic Sportsbike accident. Serving her country was her passion, so Kisha did not give up and in 2007 volunteered for another tour to Iraq. She was the FIRST female and tenth person to redeploy to a combat zone after losing a limb.

Everyone was honored to be part of this wonderful event. Maylee Thomas opened with an awesome rendition of our national anthem, joined by her husband, our mayor, George Fuller and the band. I had tears streaming down my face.

The headline entertainment was the Eli Young Band. They are an awesome local band. We had a great time, the food was great, and it was wonderful to see some old friends.

The Eli Young Band

Great evening with great friends.

It’s well after midnight, so my Sunday blog is a little late. It was an awesome Sunday.

One Response to “Sunday Sermon and Smiles Charity Event”

  1. GP May 31, 2021 at 11:26 am #

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