January 1, 2023 | Your Stories
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

The ukulele ministry of St. Leo Parish in Murray with some of the residents of Brookdale Assisted Living on Dec. 4. The ministry played Christian Christmas songs for the residents that day. Not pictured are ukulele ministry members Chitra Antony, Oscar Vasquez, Liz Guerrero, and Pat Shoulders. COURTESY OF KATHLEEN ELKINS

Ukulele ministry shares Christmas joy with local nursing home

BY KATHLEEN ELKINS, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC

St. Leo’s Ukulele Ministry went to Brookdale Assisted Living in Murray, Ky., on Dec. 4 to perform Christian Christmas songs. Kathleen Elkins, Ken and Myrna Vazquez, Aaron and Bing Wildman, Lourdes Ventura, Nancy Guzman, Brandon and Deanna Swaggert, Stella, Myra, and Isla Swaggert were the players. Isla was the Blessed Mother, Myra was a shepherd, and Stella was the Little Drummer Girl.

They also gave the residents Christmas cards made by St. Leo’s Youth Ministry, and a candy cane. Brandon Swaggert finished with a prayer and a blessing for all the residents.


Originally printed in the January 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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