For many years, every Wednesday Sister Joan Marie Boberg, CDP, her brother, Jack and his wife, Gerry, and their sister Rose have volunteered at the Parish Kitchen.  Gerry and Rose volunteer at “first spoon” serving guests the main dish and vegetable. Jack rolls forks with a paper napkin, and Sister Joan serves desserts.  She says, “My favorite part is giving the guests a choice of dessert.  Most of them have so few choices they can make in their lives.”

Sister Joan has been a part of the Kitchen for over 30 years. As Executive Director of Catholic Charities and the Parish Kitchen, she began serving once a month so she would have hands-on experience of the ministry.

When Sister Joan retired, she was able to serve more often and truly loves and appreciates being a part of this ministry.  She says, “I am always impressed with the gratitude the guests express and their smiles, no matter what’s going on in their lives.”

Pictured above: (left to right) Sister Joan Marie Boberg, Gerry Boberg, Jack Boberg


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123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

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8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am

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