St. Francis Weekly Update - April 21st & 22nd
Haiti Spaghetti Dinner
Please join us on Friday,
April 20th (TODAY!)
at the Knights of Columbus for a Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for our sister parish in Plaisance, Haiti, St. Michael. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for BSU Students, $3 for kids 4-7, 3 and under are free.
Newman Center Students Want to Help YOU with Your Spring Cleaning!
Newman Center students are hosting a
Spring Cleaning Day April 21st (tomorrow!) 9-12pm
. We are in need of yards and houses to clean! Please contact Abby Huff to set up your project: firstname.lastname@example.org. (PS. no donations please! We would like to take this opportunity to serve members of our community!)
Final Apologetics Night
Please join us for our last Apologetics Night of the year! At
7pm on April 23rd in the Worship Space
, our Director of Evangelization, Anthony Feola, will be teaching on prayer. We will be discussing various misconceptions and difficulties that we face in the battle of prayer and practical keys in overcoming these struggles.
Bring your Bible for this one!
The Shroud of Turin
St. Francis will be hosting an exhibit on the Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Christ. An actual-sized replica (about 15x4) will be on display during a 60-minute visual presentation of the most complete and comprehensive scientific document on the Shroud. The presentation will be on
April 28th at 1pm
in the church. All are welcomed to come and learn more!
Front Desk Help Needed
Have an extra hour or 2 during the day? We are looking for volunteers to work at the Newman Center front desk and answer phones for an hour or two one day per week. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tara at (765) 288-6180 or email@example.com
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thoughts for the Weekend:
No one here is perfect-- we all know that. But the beauty of being a follower of Christ is God's overflowing abundance of mercy towards us. Do we ever take the time to appreciate it and
him for His mercy, rather than just expect it from him?
This week, reflect on St. Catherine of Siena's writings on God's Mercy and remember that we
God for His gifts, rather than expect them.
Merciful Lord, it does not surprise me that you forget completely the sins of those who repent. I am not surprised that you remain faithful to those who hate and revile you. The mercy which pours forth from you fills the whole world. It was by your mercy that we were created, and by your mercy that you redeemed us by sending your Son. Your mercy is the light in which sinners find you and good people come back to you. Your mercy is everywhere, even in the depths of hell where you offer to forgive the tortured souls. Your justice is constantly tempered with mercy, so you refuse to punish us as we deserve. O mad Lover! It was not enough for you to take on our humanity; you had to die for us as well.
The staff of St. Francis would like to wish you and your families a blessed and happy Easter Season!
Sent by Tara Edmondson-Work on Friday, April 20 at 2:19PM