St. Gabriel Youth Group Visits Veterans Hospital
      On Saturday, Feb. 16th,  St. Gabriel Youth Group teens and adults visited the Jessie Brown Veterans Hospital in Chicago. This is the 9th year our Youth Group has visited the veterans. Pat Gleason, the director of volunteers at the hospital, welcomed us and gave an interesting talk about the many ways that veterans are helped there. Afterwards, we broke up into groups and visited many veterans in their hospital rooms. We brought gift bags that parishioners at St. Gabriel had donated, and the veterans were excited to receive them. It was truly a “touching” experience to see our teens interacting so well with the sick veterans, and thanking them for their service to our country. A number of the veterans do not receive too many visitors, so they were excited to see our youth take the time to visit and cheer them up. It was a powerful experience that our teens will never forget! We even met a veteran from Canaryville!
     Those who partcipaed (shown in the picture):Zaneta Zemaityte, Hugo Castelan, Char Galey, Lorueen Allen, Sara Galey, Edith Lopez, Matt Fogarty, Edward Jones, Eugene Thiel, Ann McManus, Nora McManus, Joey Malabarba, Joey Maturo, Matt McCarthy, Patrick McManus, Kyle Strong, Reese Geers, Linda Moran, Jack McManus, Emily McManus, Jill McManus, John McManus, Timmy Brazel, Lisa Chavez, Andrew Arciniega, Lori Hernandez, Michael Harrington, Jake Harrington, Michael Harrington, Jr. Alex Lagomasini, Bill Ensworth, Gabriela Mendoza, Samuel Mendoza, Cezanni Saldana, Dino Campos, Hannah Hayes, Danny O’Brien, Abby Eberly, Suzanne Eberly, Hardy Johnson, Jean Johnson, Jonathan Hernandez, and Fr. Rich Creagh (moderator).,

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