A shower of split peas cascades into a pot at the start of production of the popular split pea and ham soup, which is one of the Holy Trinity soup crew's most sought-after offerings.
When Father Mark posed that question at Saturday and Sunday Masses, the response from a few pews down the aisle had, until recently, been a resounding "yes."
There are six in the crew - five soup makers and a sixth who helps label and pack the orders. Most have been cooking chicken noodle, hamburger barley, split pea and ham, tortellini, chili and others in our kitchen for the last four years.
With the closing of the church building, no soup has been made for nearly three months. In addition, there is no soup available in the freezer.
The soup ministry will return, with delicious offerings at $4 a pint and $7 a quart. Just watch this page.
Split pea and ham soup simmers on the Great Hall kitchen stove.