"I couldn't believe it," said Teresa. "We're united in the Eucharist as brothers and sisters, but we're not their parishioners. Just that they reached out like that, it's so overwhelming."
The ramp will allow Rosie, who just returned home from the hospital, to go outside during Minnesota's summer months. The parish will also install a door that will allow her to go outside on her own.
"If we didn't have that ramp, I don't know how she would handle being home, you know, being locked up inside," said Teresa. It was a financial burden that she and her husband would never have dreamed of making a reality.
Helping those in need is nothing new for Holy Spirit parish.
Last year, Holy Spirit rented and furnished an apartment for a single mother whose house burnt down. They also bought a car for a young woman with cancer.
"(The parishioners) are just big hearts and want to help people in need, and they really rise to the occasion every time that I tend to ask. And it has done some really life changing things for families in our area," said Moravitz.
The Catholic small business owners in his parish have been especially generous.
"I think, like all economic situations in our country right now, people are struggling," said Moravitz. "I think they witness Catholic small businesses in such a beautiful way. They've got a heart for the Lord, and they're using their businesses to build up the kingdom of God."
Moravitz said that although we often think that "we're going to be the hands and feet of the Lord," we rarely actually put our prayer into action.
"I hope this might be an example to other parishes, other priests, other lay people, not just to talk about doing it but actually stepping out and doing it. Because there are people in every community across this country that are in need of the light of Christ and the light of the faith and we can bring that to anybody through the gift of service," said Moravitz.
Teresa is acutely aware of how much these parishioners sacrificed to build the ramp, in resources and time.
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"They gave up a Saturday in Minnesota, and we don't have a lot of nice summer (days). They could have been fishing, but they came together to work for my baby. And that means so much," Teresa said.
Over the course of her accident and hospitalization, Rosie herself has thought of others first.
Teresa said that Rosie's first concern was if the driver was okay.
"Mom, they have to feel so much worse than you did," Teresa recalled Rosie saying after the incident. They have been keeping the driver in their prayers.
And although Rosie was excited to use the new ramp, her first thoughts were for her three brothers, who she said would have fun sledding and riding their bikes down the slope.
Rosie, who sometimes tells her mom to "trust more," is confident in the future. She is excited to be able to walk on crutches in a few months, and is even more excited to meet her new baby brother or sister around Thanksgiving.