CFM Announcements September 2020

This Friday, September 11 is our monthly group CFM meeting.
In recognition of 19th Anniversary of 9/11, we have a poem written by Ron Madison, father of Deacon Mike Madison. The picture was taken just weeks before the attack and his words were written just 4 days after 9/11/01.

I think we can all agree that our country is still in need of prayers from the faithful.

Speaking of prayers, thank you for all your prayers this month. We continue to pray for:

-June Bourke. June’s daughter, Mary, came from New Jersey with her two children to help care for June in home hospice. Sadly, June passed on September 10. Mary’s friends have set up a meal sign-up site. Here is the link:
-Rosemarie Duffy as she continues to heal from surgery
-Tom and Irene Corcoran as they mourn the loss of thier nephew, Jim Simmons
-Sara and Joe Zimmerman, as they mourn the loss of Sara’s father, Dr. Francis Conway

We will be covering Chapter 1 “Life and the Dignity of the Person” in our Love in Action program books. The chapter can also be found on the National CFM website (  Please watch the video (3:27) with your group that is found at

If you are part of a Hybrid group, your Leader Couple will let you know where you are meeting (either outside or inside at the OLW campus, or virtually) We will make the decision based on the weather forecast at 5:00 PM on Friday.

If you are part of a Virtual group, or a hybrid group meeting virtually this month, here is the information you need to join your meeting.
Topic: CFM Friday Meeting
Time: Friday Sep. 11, 2020 7:30 PM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Actions for September
We are focusing our Action this month on the elderly and those who are unable to leave their homes.

Kathy Wilk has provided us with the beautiful flyer and instructions attached to this email.
Our own Don Piergalski, a long time CFM family member, has been donating his time and energy to the St. Mark’s Food Pantry for years. In order to stream line his volunteers, he has set up a Signup Genius (organized by Erin Berwick. Thanks Erin!!!) Please follow the link below and sign up to help either collect food on a Sunday morning or deliver food on a Saturday morning. The Signup Genius explains it all! Thanks, in advance!!!
St. Mark’s Food Pantry Signup

Please take a moment to verify your contact information in the folder. Please email with any corrections or additions. Updated contact sheets will be distributed electronically.
Membership Fees: $70/couple or $40/single.

There are 2 ways to pay:
Electronically: This year, CFM has set up electronic payments via Zelle and Venmo, using the email address: Please review the email sent on Monday August 24th for full instructions.Write a check: Make it out to Arlington Area CFM and give/mail to your Leader Couple

As always, if joining CFM is a financial hardship and you are not able to pay, please don’t let that stop you from participating in CFM this year. Please let anyone in the CFM leadership know, and we will make arrangements to waive the CFM membership fee.

Thank You
Questions? Please email or call us! or 847-274-2436 (Kathy’s cell)
Looking forward to a great year!
Blessings & Peace John & Kathy Loy ~ CFM Chair couple 2020-2021
“Be doers of the word, and not hearers only” ~James 1:22