Saint Gertrude Church has had something special taking place amongst all of us for many years! The "Fun Bunch," a group of seniors, gathers regularly for fellowship and education. Whether they meet for lunch, host a guest speaker, or are off on an outing, these dynamic parishioners are having a great time!
According to one of the group’s co-chairpersons, Pat Schoo, "the Fun Bunch started in 1988 with several senior citizens meeting with the pastor, Father Vincent Wiseman, O.P., in the parish center for lunch and a program. We were so fortunate to have wonderful friends who volunteered to be the first leaders of our group. Regrettably, some of them have passed away. People like Peg DeCenso and her sister Betty McLaughlin were two of the first leaders we had and Irene Wahl prepared the lunch we enjoyed for years by cooking and baking it in her home. Terry Sullivan did the finances for a while and his wife, Bea Sullivan, was an original member as well. Then, Joyce Meiners, who has been a parishioner for over 56 years, and who started the preparations for the Day of Reflection held each March during Lent, relieved Peg as our leader for a number of years and had catered luncheons. Other initial members included Lois