February 4, 2008

We are into February. We are into another round of snow. And the Super Bowl game is now history. So what else is new?

Yesterday I attended the Morrison county Chapter 35th Annual Pro-Life Dinner at the Falls Ballroom. There was a big crowd. Layna Diehl and Isaac Toenies delivered their Oratory Contest winning essays. We can all be proud of these knowledgeable youth and how well they express their ideas. Jennifer Kistler, Development Associate—MCCL, talked about some of the issues we need to be concerned about in the Caucus gatherings tomorrow night.

Yes, the Caucus gatherings in Minnesota are tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5th. I urge you to attend these grass-roots meetings to let your voice be heard in matters that you care about. Please seriously consider going to your local caucus.

This past weekend there was a meeting for all the Sisters 70 years of age and younger. From what I heard, it was a profitable meeting. The first weekend in March, the meeting of those of us 71 and older will take place. Sister Joanne Brazinski was the facilitator.

Plans are underway for the Morrison County Paint-A-Thon, the first Saturday in August, and for the Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair, September 6 and 7th, 2008. We have our first committee meetings this week. All of a sudden the days will be here and gone!

Work on the Chapel restoration is moving right along. We are into our third week of having Mass in St. Francis Hall and all is going smoothly. The Crosier priest who had Mass here last Friday said, "I feel right at home in this smaller space." They are doing work on their Chapel in Onamia, too, and are in a smaller space for services.

Lent starts on Wednesday. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. There are enough needs to take care of all that we can do!

Pax et Bonum.
Sister Mary Lou

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