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The First of Many
Inaugural Cincinnati Parent Appreciation Dinner held December 8

Cincinnati area Parent Appreciation Dinner
Parent Appreciation Dinner in the Ohio Valley.

A special event of fellowship and family took place for members of the Legionary and Regnum Christi consecrated communities who live in the greater Cincinnati and Ohio Valley area this month.  On December 8, 2013, their parents were invited to the first annual "Parent Appreciation Dinner" held at the home of Tom and Patty Steele. The successful inaugural event is expected to be the first of many to come.

Braving the falling snow, more than forty people attended.  Reunions were warm and heartfelt as old friends met and exchanged stories.  A frequent comment made throughout the evening was, "It is so good to be together!" After a social hour of wine and appetizers, Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, gave a warm welcome and, on behalf of the Legionary and consecrated communities, expressed sincere gratitude for the families´ presence.

After the blessing of the food and a delicious dinner and dessert, Fr. Daniel revealed a surprise slideshow with pictures of each consecrated and Legionary originating from the Ohio Valley.  To add a personal touch, those Legionaries and consecrated whose parents who were able to attend had been asked to write a message for the family, which was read aloud amidst laughter and applause.

Then the consecrated women serenaded
Consecrated entertainement
The consecrated women serenaded the families.
the families, while the Legionaries presented each parent with a Christmas gift, including home-made "Gingerbread Legionaries" complete with a collar, and "Gingerbread Consecrated" with skirt and hairstyle.
The evening concluded with two decades of the rosary, offered for all those consecrated daughters and Legionary sons.



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