Well, another Pie Baking adventure is in the books!! Hopefully, San Pasqual (patron saint of cooks), interceded on our behalf and cut the caloric value of the pies in half! We are especially grateful to all who donated various ingredients, purchased pies, and paused for a moment to offer a prayer while we were busy baking last weekend. Baking 300 pies is quite a task, and could not be done without the many students who spent time baking before they headed out for a much needed break from school.
The whole process is quite involved, and while it is primarily a fundraising endeavor, there is a great sense of community that is both engendered and celebrated over the 30 plus hours spent baking. Students share their time and talent, and pick up some new baking skills all while we laugh, joke, listen to some high energy music, and drink plenty of coffee. We do all this with a sense of purpose and faith. All kidding of San Pascual and calories aside, his faith journey is the story of a person who found a sense of divine purpose simply by preparing food for others. I hope all who helped prepare the pies will have enjoyed the time spent together, and trust that all who purchased pies enjoyed them as well!
Even though the temperature is still hovering in the 70’s and 80’s, Thanksgiving is just around the corner…. and that means time to bake and sell some PIES!!! We will again be baking and selling delicious Pecan, Apple, CranApple and Pumpkin Pies. We will take prepaid orders after all the Masses next weekend, November 11 & 12 and will have pies ready for sale and pick up on the 18 & 19th. This is the major fundraiser for Campus Ministry that helps support our CM programming budget. In order to maximize the fundraiser, we will also have a sign up for ingredient donations on the 11 and 12th. We appreciate your support!
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St. Albert the Great Newman Parish
2615 S. Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Monday - Friday: 5:30 pm
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am, 11 am
Confessions: Saturday 4 pm