October 26, 2009

Here it is Monday again!

Yesterday, Father Dick McGuire had a “Teaching Mass” at the Motherhouse for the Sisters, about 30 Confirmation Class Students and many parents and other family members. It was a marvelous experience. Fr. McGuire gave us a lot of information on the meaning of the vestments and the parts of the Mass. I learned and relearned many things. It was long but it was good. After Mass everyone went to the dining room for soup and sandwiches.

Then, yesterday afternoon the local KCs came to serve ice cream and cake to the Sisters.
Every year these generous men come to treat us. We are grateful for the treat and more so for their friendship.

Thursday we will have our Employee/Sister Potluck lunch and costume party. There is always so much good food and good visiting…and usually some kind of entertainment!

Next week two special events will happen. First, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Francis November 4, 5 and 6th, 2009. Call Sr. Julien to make appointments (632-0663) if you have not yet received your appointment notification card.

Then, on Saturday, Nov. 7th we will have a Spaghetti supper fund-raiser meal—4:30 to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy a delicious meal. The proceeds will benefit St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health and Recreation.

In reading Sharings, our employee newsletter, I read about the Morrison County United Way Campaign, which is underway now. I was surprised to find out that just 50 cents taken out of a pay period check will be a donation of $13. Last year our employees donated $3,156 to United Way. Thank you for your generous donations.

One last reminder. Day Light Savings time ends on November 1st. Set your clock back one hour. You can change the clocks before you go to bed or get up at 2 a.m. like they show in the newspaper. I’ll opt for the before-bed time. (In spring, spring the clocks ahead one hour. And in fall, fall back an hour.)

God bless you and have a good week.
Sister Mary Lou


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