FIRST ASSOCIATES MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR, JANUARY 17, 2019

Icy and foggy, sleety and smoggy, snowy, blowy and bone-chilly-nasty.  All these elements coupled with that warm and gracious welcome by the Sisters could not keep twenty three people from attending our third Thursday of the month Associates meeting held at the Retreat Center.

Gathering together in Chapel, Irene and Harry deftly guided us along through prayer, petition and song. Moving into the big room we then heard from our guest James Spiess, high school teacher from Lethbridge Catholic Central, who articulated his gratitude for our donations directed towards their hamper project which gifted sixty nine needy families at Christmas time. Clearly everyone benefited from this blessed Yuletide event of love, generosity and support.

JESUS, LIGHT OF THE WORLD, MAY OUR LIGHT SHINE IN UNION WITH YOU AND WITH ONE ANOTHER.

Having read Chapter Two from the Holy Father’s document Rejoice and Be Glad, Caroline took charge of the discussion which included topics like Pelagianism, Gnosticism, God’ s grace and gifts and our life long progress along the path to holiness. And by acclamation, Miss Caroline will also lead next month’s discussion on Chapter Three!

Meeting concluded with savory snacks provided by Mary Frances and Mary Ann.

For our February meeting, Kathy Gillis will provide chapel prayer and Joan and Romano, Karen and Peter are in charge of lunch.