St. Louis is home to the Novitiate and the temporarily professed CMR sisters; they have been fundraising for the last year for a pilgrimage trip in 2020!! Thus four of the St. Louis CMR sisters went to visit the Kansas City CMR sisters to celebrate Tết Trung Thu (Mid Autumn Festival) and to fundraise!This fundraising event was thankfully and wonderfully supported by GX Các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam in Kansas City, MO and very kind benefactors. The sisters sold many foods including Chả Ốc and Cơm Cháy as well as desserts like Che 3 Màu and Bánh Bò Hầp. It was a definite success!! Thanks be to God! and Thanks to everyone who bought the foods!
The sisters enjoyed watching the parish performances especially the traditional lion dance by the Eucharistic Youth (Thiếu Nhi Thánh Thể) as well as the songs and dances performed by the youth and the adults. The talented parishioners all did wonderful, bringing joy to the community and embodying the spirit of the Vietnamese traditions in the celebration of Tết Trung Thu. The sisters also appreciated catching up with many old friends and meeting new friends!