St. Francis Weekly Update - January 27th and 28th
2ND Apologetics Night
Our first Apologetics Night was a tremendous success! Many thanks to all of you who attended it. Our next one will be THIS MONDAY,
January 29th at 7pm
with Fr. Cole Daily, in a talk titled "Why Follow Jesus Christ." We hope to see you there!
SVdP Update -- Help!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society needs food and money donations in order to properly serve the poor community this winter season. We had many requests for our help over the holidays and early in January. Your donation will help to feed and keep the lights/heat on for many children who live in poverty in our area. Please consider giving extra donations this month so that we can re-stock our pantry and help all of those who need us. We need canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat (chicken, roast beef, ham), peanut butter and jelly (in plastic only), pancake mix and syrup, and hearty soups
As always, all donations are greatly appreciated.
The YMCA of Muncie Wants Your Opinion
The YMCA of Muncie is conducting a needs assessment and would like your input to help design services focused on the community. Based on this assessment, the Y will create programs and services that address issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
CLICKING THIS LINK
will take you to an online survey. Responses are not individually tracked and are confidential. The assessment should take five minutes and the results will be compiled into an executive summary that will be shared with us and others partnering with the Y. If you have any questions, contact Kelli Petroviak at (765) 741- 5017 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your time and meaningful feedback.
Meet Some Cardinal Catholic Students
Residents, would you like to get to know our Cardinal Catholic students better? This is your chance! We are looking for resident parishioners to host 2 -3 students in your home for dinner
in the evening on Sunday, February 18.
This will be a casual time for our residents and students to get to know one another better. If you are interested in hosting, please sign up on the Google Doc on our Facebook page, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, or on the sign up sheet in the Narthex by Monday, February 12. Questions, please contact Tara or Sarah in the parish office at 288-6180.
Next month, the Newman Center will be hosting its 10th Koinonia Retreat! Being held in Alexandria, IN, we will need parishioner drivers to help take students to the center and back here to BSU on the dates of
February 23rd and February 25th
. Your service will be deeply appreciated! If you are interested or for more information, please contact Kelli Reutman at
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thoughts for the Weekend:
Saturday's Gospel (Mark 4: 35-41) shows us the true power of Jesus:
On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples:
"Let us cross to the other side."
Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was.
And other boats were with him.
A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat,
so that it was already filling up.
Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.
They woke him and said to him,
"Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"
He woke up,
rebuked the wind,
and said to the sea,
"Quiet! Be still!"
The wind ceased and there was great calm.
Then he asked them,
"Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?"
They were filled with great awe and said to one another,
"Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"
Have you ever had moments where you felt like you've been like the disciples? Asking Jesus to do something, even if it's already known that he provides?
Spend this week reflecting on how you can improve your faith and belief in the saving power of God.
Sent by Taylor Townsend on Friday, January 26 at 5:00PM