Eucharistic Mission Band Commemorates 100 Years of Serving Capuchin Missionaries & Priests
Since May 13, 1917, members of the Third Order of the St. Bonaventure Fraternity, Detroit, have met to sew for the Capuchin missionaries in the field. Now 100 years later, Eucharistic Mission Band members continue to faithfully gather twice a week to sew for the Capuchin missionaries.
Besides sewing vestments for the friars in the mission field, the Band also offers families and friends an opportunity to order a memorial vestment for their loved one, in lieu of flowers. An order includes the right to display a sample vestment at the funeral home. The Eucharistic Mission Band also makes vestments honoring special intentions such as anniversaries and birthdays. The group has sent vestments to missionaries on five continents.
Any proceeds of the Band’s work, beyond overhead, goes to the Capuchin Missions. To learn more about the Eucharistic Mission Band, go to TheCapuchins.org/EMB