St. Mary Staff Field Trip to Catholic Charities
O’Neille headed up the tour starting with the Chapel filled with beautiful stained glass and pews which were interestingly enough found on Ebay for well below the price of one single pew.
Next we visited the computer lab where classes are taught to help people learn basic skills and be able to utilize the internet. We then viewed the beautiful and large kitchen where they have hopes of providing more large scale meals to clients in the future. Eventually, they will be looking for volunteer groups to cook off and on. Among other uses, the kitchen provides a great place to teach new mothers new cooking skills. A handy meeting room area is adjacent to the kitchen. It is used for classes and dining and can be divided up into smaller sections.
A quick walk through the Xavier Medical Center allowed us to view a place, with the exception of two employees, run entirely by volunteers. Doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. all join together to devote time providing care for those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. They are always needing new and willing volunteers.
We ended out field trip with a meal at Oklahoma Style Bar-B-Que. I had the chopped beef sandwich and green beans, and it was awesome.
Check out the slideshow of our entire tour: