by Eileen Lambert
On November 26, 2017, St. Thomas of Canterbury will serve brunch to food-challenged citizens at St. Martin’s Hopeworks (formerly St. Martin’s Hospitality Center) in downtown Albuquerque. Canterbury was instrumental in founding St. Martin’s in the 1980’s and has been cooking and serving brunch on Sunday mornings since the early 1990’s.
It takes approximately 10-12 people to buy, cook and serve food for 200 to 300 people. A typical menu consists of milk, juice, eggs, beans, tortillas, assorted casseroles and fruit, with plenty of salsa and hot sauce offered. Coffee is provided by St. Martins. One month ahead of each Sunday service, a sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in Becket Hall. All interested parties are invited to donate food, donate money to purchase supplies, prepare casseroles, and/or to cook and serve down at the Center.
A few of us meet at 7:00AM that morning at Canterbury to load the food and take it down to the Center. The remaining volunteers arrive at the Center between 7:30 and 8:00 AM to cook eggs and prepare for the meal, which is served at 8:30. We clean up the kitchen (wash dishes, wipe down the stove and countertops, etc.) and are generally finished in time to attend the 10:00 mass at St. Thomas.
All are welcome to participate in whatever way they would like! Children and their friends are especially welcome – most of Canterbury’s children have been valued members of our volunteer group over the years. For more information, please contact Eileen Lambert at 265-2269 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.