This Friday, January 4 is the date for our fifth CFM meeting for the year. The reading for this month is Chapter 5, “The Disciple’s Call to Serve “. Please take time to review the chapter and reflect on the Observe, Judge, and Act pieces of the reading.
The Leader’s Meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place in order to get the Leader Couples to the host homes by 8:00 p.m. to start the group meetings by 8:15 p.m. We know that babysitters are used by many of our members, and we want to get everyone home in time to meet those curfews and get the sitters home on time.
CFM Coffee & Donuts Hosting
Thank you to the Sikkenga group who will host coffee & donuts after Masses on January 13th.
Ongoing Group Action- St. Mark’s Collection & Delivery
The Sikkenga group is up for Sunday, January 13th monthly collection for St. Mark’s Food Pantry and the delivery to St. Marks which will take place on January 19. Sign up will be provided at your meeting. Please remember to bring in non-perishable food items Sunday the 13th between 8:00 am and noon.
OLW will be hosting a Multi-Parish Mission with St. Edna, St. James & St. Mary parishes on January 14 -17. The theme of the Mission is Together at the Cross: Connecting Your Faith to Real Life and the speaker is Fr. Peter Shavitz, a Redemptorist Preacher. Fr. Peter is an outstanding preacher and this should be an enlightening & invigorating 4 nights. Please plan on attending, invite others AND offer rides to those who might benefit.
Each parish, including St. James, St. Mary, and St. Edna will support the Multi-Parish Mission by providing volunteers one night of the mission. OLW is responsible for Thursday evening service, January 17th, which includes Mass. Please sign up for the following positions. More information is available below.
Join us for CFM’s annual Chili Cook-Off.
Here’s the scoop…
Location: Father Mackin Center (MS Gym)
Date: January 20, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Football Theme: Go Bears!
Chili tasting contest
Individual CFM groups encouraged to:
- Decorate their table with a Football theme
- Bring apps, sides, and desserts to share
- Enter your favorite chili recipe
Chili toppings, paper goods & water provided by CFM
Women At The Well
All women are invited to attend the next Women at the Well morning on January 26, 2019. We will visit with Fr. Corey Brost as he describes his current ministry to young immigrants at Viator House of Hospitality. Please see the attached flyer for more information about Fr. Brost and registration details.
Keep in Your Prayers
Pray for the Faithful Departed
Jim Stapleton 12/19/18
Rita Mathews (Mary Piergalski’s Mother) 11/23/2018
Mary Lou Gorman 11/18/2018
Shirley Marzigliano (Donna Adams’ Mother) 10/24/2018
Mark Schuldt (Jan LeTourneau’s Brother) 10/9/2018
Carol Matker (Christine Gilbert’s Mother) 4/30/2018
Thank you all for your participation throughout the year and have a great meeting!
Jim & Rose Sherry
2018-2019 CFM Chaircouple
If you know of anyone who needs prayers, pass them on to us and we’ll include them for the month (if you’d like them on the list for a subsequent month, please submit again).