December 6, 2017
Happy Feast of Saint Nicholas. He came to visit us in the dining room this noon and gave us each a little bag of peanuts…a nice little treat. I remember him coming to our home when we were children. There would be a big racket on the porch, but when we went to look there was no one there, but we’d find a bag of peanuts and apples & oranges in the wood box.
There are many activities come up in the next couple weeks. On Sunday December 10th at 2 p.m. the St. Francis Community Chorale will present their Christmas Blessings, Concert in Sacred Heart Chapel. There will be a reception in St. Francis Hall. This group is directed by Barb Stumpf.
The other noon, Jeff and a group of ladies did an enlunchment presentation, telling us about the work a group of them did wile in Haiti. I am always impressed by the great works volunteers do both in our own country and in other countries. Thank you for sharing your faith by putting it into action.
On Friday, December 15th at 7 p.m. the St Francis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will give a concert, Joyful Yuletide, in Sacred Heart Chapel. The concert is directed by Bobbi French.
The Little Falls Lions Club will come for Christmas Caroling and pizza on Thursday, December 14th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Francis Hall.
There will be a retirement party in the dining room for Jeff Odendahl at 2 p.m. on December 12th. Jeff has served as director of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation department for the past 13 years. Thanks, Jeff, for a job well done. We will miss you. Do come back to visit.
Friday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the patronal feast of our Community. It will be a special day for us. We will have Morning Prayer together at 8:15 followed with brunch. At 11 a.m. we will have a festive Mass with lots of singing . Following 4:15 Evening Prayer we will have a special dinner. A little statistic: We are 117 living Sisters and 338 deceased Sisters.
The Give to the Max collection was a little over a week ago. From our generous donors our Community received over $54,000 to support our ministries. Thank You. We are grateful and we do pray for you.
We have a bit of snow on the roof tops but not enough on the ground to make mention of. The temperate is cold—but I guess we should expect that since we are into December.
May your Advent days be peaceful (unstressful) as we get nearer to Christmas.
Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou