January 9, 2019

As I typed to line above, I had to stop and think, “What year is this?” It was a good year, with a few bumps in the road. A few days ago I read a little piece that reminded me that the challenges, bumps, we meet are the things that help us to grow and become better persons…bit by bit.

We’ve already had two funerals this year. Sister Mercita Pipp, age 94 died on January 2nd here in Clare Residence at the Motherhouse. And Sister Hope Uphoff, age 81, also died on January 2nd.  Sister Mercita’s funeral was on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Sister Hope’s funeral was Monday January 7, 2019.

The Bloodmobile will be here in St. Francis Hall, Tuesday, January 22nd (1 to 7 p.m.), Wednesday, January 23rd (12 noon to 6 p.m.) and Thursday, January 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

You can make an appointment by going online to www.RedCrossBlood.org/give. If you would like to Volunteer to help with the Blood Drive please contact our volunteer manager Mary at mthomas@fslf.org or 320-632-0691. Thank you.

Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. we will have a SOUP SUPPER here at the Convent. It is an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event. The menu is as follows: Four varieties of homemade soup: Chicken Wild Rice, Beef Barley Vegetable, Tomato Tortellini and Bean and Ham, fresh baked cracked wheat and white bread, bars, beverages. Proceeds benefit St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health and Wellness Center, Little Falls. All are welcome.

Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Let us take a little time to thank God for the gift our own Baptism. Do you know the date of your baptism? Baptism is the beginning of our life as a Christian. Let us be grateful.

God bless you and the activities of you week.

Sister Mary Lou


November 7, 2018

Happy Fall Day: Chilly, overcast and a good day to stay inside!

A little snow on the rooftops and grassy areas. This looks like it will stay awhile.        
I suppose it should not surprise me as we are into November.

Last week we had another very successful blood drive. Generous donors donated 227 units of blood.  Thank you, donors, for your generosity. Many recipients will be grateful for your gift. God bless you.

This Saturday, November 10th, we have our Harvest Supper—4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Convent. The menu is: Chicken breast, sausage, garden vegetables, coleslaw, bread-sticks, homemade bars and beverages will be served. Adults $10, children (5 to 12 years) $5, Children under 5 years—Free.  Come and join us.

On Sunday, November 11, Ladies from Princeton and Zimmerman will be here for a day of retreat.  May God bless you during your time with us.

Veteran’s Day will be observed on Monday, November 12th.  May God bless all Veterans and their families and give them peace and good lives.

Give to the Max day is Thursday, November 15th.  Please consider giving a donation to support our ministries. Here is the information.

Make your donation today by clicking the link below.

May all your days be filled with blessings from God and from others.

Sister Mary Lou