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2016 WorkshopHosted by Prior Lake/Savage #4914
October 8, 2016
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church - 4625 W 125th St, Savage, MN 55378
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Welcome to August!
The days are getting hotter, parents are planning for school with new clothes and supplies and the world keeps on turning.
We begin August with our State Delegates in Toronto for the Supreme Convention. The pomp and circumstance of the convention is a sight to see. You will have your chance in a few years when the convention comes to Minnesota. I highly recommend going to a convention before that if you can. Here is one link to the convention http://www.kofc.org/en/conv/2016/agenda.html where you can follow along with the daily events.
The middle of August brings the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. We do not know if Mary suffered an earthly death but her death is honored on this day. You can read more at http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/Saint.aspx?id=1108.
Many of you are mothers and/or grandmothers and know the joy of new birth. In our family, twin grandchildren are to be born around the 16th. A co-worker, a niece, and other family and friends are expecting or have newborns. Life in the church is growing and we need to ask Mary to assist us in guiding and supporting all the expectant and new mothers so that all may grow in faith.
Some mothers will lose their children too early in life and like Mary, they will experience pain. Let us ask Mary to uphold those ladies in her arms as she does the little children.
It is therefore fitting that we end the month with He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). He is the patron saint of expectant mothers andmidwives because of thenature of his own birth. Although his mother died in labor, Raymond miraculously survived the ordeal. (Online, 2016).
Life is Precious! Whatever your life is or wherever you are in life, remember that you are a Child of God and loved immensely. Your tiniest action has a ripple effect and the ripples grow.
I pray that you have a month of blessed ripples, many safe travels and many joys shared with family and friends.
Nancy Mathewson, State Auxiliary President
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Respect Life Session: Follow-up & Homework
Students for Life of America and the Pilgrimage for Life – “The Prolife Generation”
Hope you enjoyed the Respect Life session at the State Convention with Maddie Schulte, the MN/WI Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America. Her Winter Storm presentation was very engaging and helped us better understand what it means to be prolife on college and high school campuses. It was fun to see the photos from the snow mass along the Pennsylvania turnpike. And to hear firsthand from Maddie about her experiences going to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. the past four years. You can learn more about Students for Life of America at their website: http://studentsforlife.org/. They welcome your financial and prayer support.
Catholic Healthcare Directive
Just a quick reminder to do your “homework” – spend 30 minutes reading the Catholic Healthcare Directive and guide with your loved ones. It explains Catholic teaching on end-of-life issues and helps you to make an informed decision about your care. Once completed, take it to a notary and have them signed. Then make copies for your healthcare providers – they can scan them into your electronic records so it’s always available for review if needed. (You can learn more online at http://www.mncc.org/advocacyarea/catholic-end-of-life-care-decisions/)
If you need additional copies of the directive and guide, you can download or print from the Minnesota Catholic Conference at these pages: http://www.mncc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/11.1010-Minnesota-Catholic-Medical-Directive1.pdf and http://www.mncc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/13.0128-Guide-to-Minnesota-Catholic-Medical-Directive1.pdf
Please continue to prayer for our country as the presidential, congressional and state legislative campaigns progress.
God bless you and your families!
Lynn Spieker – Respect Life Chair
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Work is under way to plan an event you will enjoy. Our annual convention is the celebrated event and the convention would commence during the day as usual but Mass and the officer installation would be moved from the morning to the afternoon. Following Mass, the festivities will continue. A spot for the convention and celebration has not been determined. The State Board may host this event but event bids are being accepted. We are in need of photos from the past and any other old document that you would like to share.
Assessments were sent to all auxiliaries and to date some auxiliaries have returned the entire amount assessed. We thank you for your financial support of the celebration.
Your committee members are Jean Burnett, Nancy Mathewson, Mary Wick, Marilyn Jacobs and Ann Aeschliman. Please dig in your past and send items to one of the committee members.
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- to unite all of the individual auxiliaries throughout the State of Minnesota
- to assist the Knights of Columbus Councils in Minnesota with their activities
- to bring closer relations to all Knights of Columbus Auxiliaries, in order to join in common projects, to unify their work and thus increased their efficiency and service.
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Nancy Casey on Human Trafficing ( a very important subject at this time)
Alice Thraen Bees & the Environment
Rafael Tilton Poetry & This Delight in Life
Claren Sellner Adult Children of Acoholics
All can be reached 507.282.7441 Assisi Hgts Rochester, MN 55901
Thanks Sister Claren