The earth laughs in flowers

May 13, 2015 - Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Let us praise and thank God for the wonderful rain we’ve received this past week. “They say” we received about 2 inches of rain the past week—and more to come. The lawns are so green. There are flowering trees and bushes everywhere one looks. Our lilac bushes are so full of flowers…and bouquets of them all over. Sister Joel will have plenty of flowers for Chapel for the weekend.

Soon the rhubarb will be ready for pie and sauce..

Lisa’s Baptism last Saturday was a spiritual experience for all of us attending the Mass. Father Joe is such a great presider and puts so much meaning into the entire ceremony. Welcome, Lisa, to our Community of Faith in the Catholic Church. Thank you, Father Joe, Sister Rose Margaret and Sister Susan, for walking with her through the RCIA program.

On Saturday I went out to the Pine Grove Park to look at the trilliums In places it is a carpet of white flowers. God is good to make such beauty.

Tonight is our Volunteer Appreciation Party for the MANY volunteers who come here to assist in innumerable ways. For them we are most grateful. Thank You. Kathy has been very busy decorating the room. It will be colorful and lovely. The Hootenunnies of the 1960’s will sing for us.

I hope the “fisher people” had successful fishing trips last weekend.

Sunday (17th) Mass will be at 11 a.m. We are having a Memorial Mass to remember those who our donors have asked us to remember and pray for. We are expecting about 70 guests. (In past years we’ve had this Mass the day before Memorial Day—but often other activities are planned for that day—so we moved our day.)

Saturday is Armed Forces Day. Let us be grateful for the services of these men and women…and pray for the deceased.

Sunday (17th) is the day we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Peace and blessings,
Sister Mary Lou

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