For their winter project, members of the St. Thomas More Society visited the Missionaries of Charity in Bridgeport on December 13. The St. Thomas More Society is an association of Catholic attorneys, judges, legislators and other legal professionals. Their goal is to strengthen the union of Catholics in the legal field and to encourage collaboration and service to the community.
In preparation for their visit, the Sisters had given Attorney Lee DeFusco, a member of Christ the King Parish in Trumbull, a list of school-aged children who needed winter jackets. Each member chose a child by name, and was given his or her age and jacket size.
The Missionaries of Charity serve the “poorest of the poor,” regardless of their faith. In addition to warm jackets, many of the members brought supplies for the Sisters’ food pantry, everything from rice and beans to peanut butter and jelly, along with necessities like soap and diapers. “The generosity of our members is remarkable” said Attorney DeFusco.