January 9, 2019
As I typed to line above, I had to stop and think, “What year is this?” It was a good year, with a few bumps in the road. A few days ago I read a little piece that reminded me that the challenges, bumps, we meet are the things that help us to grow and become better persons…bit by bit.
We’ve already had two funerals this year. Sister Mercita Pipp, age 94 died on January 2nd here in Clare Residence at the Motherhouse. And Sister Hope Uphoff, age 81, also died on January 2nd. Sister Mercita’s funeral was on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Sister Hope’s funeral was Monday January 7, 2019.
The Bloodmobile will be here in St. Francis Hall, Tuesday, January 22nd (1 to 7 p.m.), Wednesday, January 23rd (12 noon to 6 p.m.) and Thursday, January 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
You can make an appointment by going online to www.RedCrossBlood.org/give. If you would like to Volunteer to help with the Blood Drive please contact our volunteer manager Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-632-0691. Thank you.
Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. we will have a SOUP SUPPER here at the Convent. It is an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event. The menu is as follows: Four varieties of homemade soup: Chicken Wild Rice, Beef Barley Vegetable, Tomato Tortellini and Bean and Ham, fresh baked cracked wheat and white bread, bars, beverages. Proceeds benefit St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health and Wellness Center, Little Falls. All are welcome.
Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Let us take a little time to thank God for the gift our own Baptism. Do you know the date of your baptism? Baptism is the beginning of our life as a Christian. Let us be grateful.
God bless you and the activities of you week.
Sister Mary Lou