Bits and pieces...

Yesterday was World Mission Sunday. Sr. Joel had a lovely display in the sanctuary area of Chapel. God bless and care for Missionaries all over the world. We’ve had MANY Sisters who have served in many countries of the world. Currently Sr. Joan Gerads serves in Quito, Ecuador and Sisters Mary Dumonceaux, Patricia Forster, Isabel Berrones, Mary Hroscikoski, Ange Mayers and Janice Wiechman are working in Mexico.

The antependium on the altar reminders us of our missions in Africa. The colorful cloth on the Reader’s Stand is from Mexico.

Another beautiful Fall day. Let us join in thanksgiving for these days in which we can enjoy time outside without mosquitos and sunny dry weather. I’d expect farmers are liking this dry period so the corn can dry in the fields and they can get the harvest in. I did some reading outside yesterday afternoon--with the wind chasing the leaves first one direction and a minute later the other direction. Such a nice sound.

Our meetings last week from Sunday evening to late afternoon on Wednesday, were good ones. It’s always good to have everyone home for the discussions. We will gather again next April.

This past weekend 9 or 10 Stephen Ministers of Anoka were our guests. They have been coming the past 28 years. Thank you for the healing work you do in your parish.

Maine will be the focus for our Dining Adventure on the 22nd. It’s always interesting to see what the menu will be. I’ll report next week.

We have a Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled for next Tuesday (28), Wednesday, (29th) and Thursday (3th). The first two days the hours are 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make appointments call Sr. Julien at 632-2981.

On Saturday, November 8th, we will have our Harvest Supper. Proceeds will benefit St. Francis Health and Rec and St. Francis Music Center.

The Nuns on the Bus are stressing the need to vote in the November 4th elections. Google nuns on the bus for more information.

Remember the Franciscan Sisters and our ministries on Give to the Max Day--November 13

Have a good week.

Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou

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