Upcoming Summer Activities at Casa de Milagros
Currently, Casa de Milagros is experiencing a very low number of residents in its program. Because of this, we have not been in need of as many volunteers to help with monthly activities. We have a Girl Scout that is currently working on her Gold Star and will be planning and leading Chicktime activities for the summer months and we currently have plenty of volunteers to help. Because of this, we are currently suspending our requests for volunteers. Chicktime San Antonio wishes you a blessed and safe summer and we will see you in September!
We will let all of you know if any additional volunteer opportunities arise at Seton Home/Casa de Milagros.
The St. Padre Pio Spanish ACTS ladies knew that the number of residents would be low this month, but that did not deter their attendance and enthusiasm. In fact, when we showed up that morning, the girls seemed so happy to have company on this rainy morning, and participate in the crafts we brought.
We started the day with prayer, thanking our Lord for our time together and asking Him to be present with the girls so they could feel His love. The first activity was a ‘dream collage’, and all girls (young and mature) enjoyed flipping through the magazines, finding their inspirational quotes, sharing their dreams, and enjoying listening to the others’ dreams.
Secondly, we made picture frames using popsicle sticks. The girls were very inspired and each wanted to display the sonograms of the babies that were growing in their tummies. They also decorated their frames with spiritual images, and wanted to create different things. They were so happy that we left the extra supplies so they could continue playing and crafting the rest of the day.
Additionally, they enjoyed the magic of blackboard art, and were surprised to see the rainbow colors appear when they scraped the black paper with a stick. We learned of the peaks and mountains of their countries, and they also carved prayers and their family names.
The day could not be complete without a treat. We all enjoyed banana splits with plenty of toppings and whipped cream. This visit gave us the opportunity to share the C (Community) and S (Service) in the ACTS movement, and served as a mini-reunion where we also reconnected and caught up. Thanks St. Padre Pio Spanish ACTS ladies for your service, and your enthusiasm to lead another activity in July.
Letty, Donnette & Annette
Chicktime San Antonio Co-Leaders
“For it is in giving that we receive”
– St. Francis of Assisi