Well, the pies are done!! 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 this past 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 will enjoy them!