Sisters and Seminarians are Part of the Cooks With Collars Fun

While Cooks With Collars mostly features apron-clad priests, there are a couple of videos where religious sisters and seminarians are in the spotlight.

At Queenship of Mary Parish in Northampton, the Sisters of Christian Charity provide a cheerful and tolerant kitchen presence while Father Patrick Lamb “cuts up,” including doing his best to cut up an apple, to make “The Holiest Apple Cobbler Around.”

Across the Lehigh Valley at St. Paul Parish in Allentown, two seminarians make their culinary film debut in the rectory kitchen – one making ice cream, and another who uses his thumb to make a brief but crucial cameo appearance in the video, while Father Michael Mullins demonstrates his waffle wizardry.

In photo above, left to right: Father Michael Mullins, pastor of St. Paul Parish Allentown; Seminarian Anh Do Mai's left thumb; and Seminarian Keaton Eidle in the rectory kitchen making waffles and ice cream.

There are 27 Cooks With Collars videos providing something for everyone while parishes and priests engage in a friendly cooking competition. It’s all in good fun while raising money for the parishes and for Catholic Charities.

Viewers can “vote” for their favorites on the website, Each vote costs $10 and the money goes directly to the parish, while income from sponsorships goes to Catholic Charities.

At Queenship of Mary, Sisters Donna, Bernadette and Luiza prepare the apple cobbler while Father Lamb unleashes a steady stream of apple puns. Part of the fun is seeing how many of his puns you can notice in the 6½-minute clip. The cobbler looks scrumptious, and is, as they put it, “so easy a Lamb could do it.”

The thumb of Seminarian Anh Do Mai (the rest of him is behind the camera as he films the video) appears at the 6:56 mark of the St. Paul’s video, signaling that the ice cream made by Seminarian Keaton Eidle is delicious. Combined with the waffles made by Father Mullins, it’s “a meal you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

Sponsors of Cooks With Collars include Bennett Automotive Group, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ray & Teri Bishop, and Anthony & Evelyn Carfagno.

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