|One of the Conquest waiters serves the first round of appetizers.|
Great Falls, VA, May 27, 2010. The scene was quite
striking: eleven boys all dressed in dark pants and white
shirts were all attentively serving a group of six priests.
The boys were Conquest members from Great Falls, VA,
and they had organized a dinner for priests as a
special “thank you” during the Year for Priests. The dinner
took place at St. Catherine of Siena Church, the club’s
meeting place, and in attendance was Fr. Alexander Drummond, the
pastor, as well as five other priests who occasionally help
out at the parish.
As the priests arrived, the boys
greeted them on the patio, offering them drinks and appetizers.
While the priests socialized, some of the boys began to
prepare the main course, a “surf and turf” menu of
filet mignon and crab cakes. Once the priests sat down
for dinner, the boys waited on them, refilling water glasses
and offering seconds. After dinner, the boys served dessert and
coffee and then set to work cleaning up while the
priests conversed with each other. The evening proved to be
an enjoyable one for the priests and also for the
Fourteen-year-old Conquest member Paul Long said, “I thought it
was very nice and I think the priests really enjoyed
themselves. They serve us so much, giving us the sacraments
and everything, and this was just our turn to serve
Michael Jacobeen, the Conquest regional director, added, “I was impressed
by how the boys were focused on serving the priests.
They did a great job and I could tell that
the priests were grateful and truly enjoyed themselves.”
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