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Mothers Club leaders, Cindy Sizemore and Kate Feldman, have done an outstanding job of adjusting traditions during COVID-19. The club has offered new social and spiritual opportunities to its members, while continuing to serve the St. Xavier High School (St. X) community.

Mothers Club members created packets for each Freshman with a note and a St. X shirt to give them a warm welcome to the school. During football season, club members created outdoor restaurant hubs around the city so families could connect and cheer on their team together. The Christmas Celebration, which is the biggest Mothers Club fundraiser of the year, was canceled so members adapted to create an outside holiday experience. They also collected monetary donations and gift cards to support Rosemary’s Fund, which helps students who experience resource gaps.

In the spring, the club is planning a new event for students and their families called the Amazing Xperience. Students will navigate through the city with clues and activities about St. X, the Long Blue Line and Cincinnati, with prizes along the way. It concludes with an outdoor party.

Mothers Club also provides a space for mothers to connect socially and spiritually with one another, including virtual book clubs and Bible studies. Amy Eskoff Garrett, mother of a sophomore student, said, “I am proud of the Mothers Club and how they pivoted so quickly, continuing to provide members social and spiritual opportunities while serving the St. X community. Cindy and Kate have done a great job partnering with administrators and leading the Mothers Club during these unprecedented times and they have done it with grace and inclusivity.”

This article appeared in the May 2021 edition of The Catholic Telegraph Magazine. For your complimentary subscription, click here.

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