March, 3, 2009

May God be praised in all that comes our way today.

Mountains of snow sprouted up all over town since last Thursday’s eight inches of snow. I was most grateful that Tim shoveled the snow off my car and moved it nearer the building when I left work that day. My walker wheels don’t do well in that much snow.

Friday afternoon I spent a couple hours at Coborn’s selling chances on a quilt and afghan for the Oasis/Share-A-Meal organization. They have one more big fund-raiser on March 15th with the 1:30 p.m. Share Sunday Talent event at Our Lady of Lourdes Middle School Auditorium here in Little Falls. All proceeds go to the Morrison County Food Shelf and Oasis/Share-A-Meal.

And now the challenge is on to raise funds for the Food Shelf during this March drive. From what I’ve read, the use of the Food Shelf is way up in all areas. God bless all those who need to use the Food Shelf to feed their families. And God bless those who donate money and food to help fill the Food Shelf shelves. The Morrison County Food Shelf started out in a couple rooms here at St. Francis Campus. Now they have their own new building on the west side of Little Falls near Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

On Saturday, March 7th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., we have a Lenten Day of Reflection. Sister Michelle L’Allier will lead the day with the theme, “The Lenten Journey: Preparing our Hearts for Love.” St. Francis Hall is where the talks will be.

Remember to “spring your clocks ahead” one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Day Light Savings Time is with us until November 1st.

Work on the kitchen remodeling continues. It is fun to peek in when the door is open for a quick look at the progress being made. The new concrete floor is taking shape and the new walk-in freezer and refrigerator is under construction. God bless the dietary workers who walk extra miles to prepare our meals in Hurrle Hall, across the street from the dining room.

May Faith and Love fill your Lenten Days.
Peace and continued blessings,
Sister Mary Lou

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