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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Good Shepherd, Sunday, April 26 – Letter of Pope Francis

As we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis’ letter might be a helpful resource for us, as personal reflection or background reading for community prayer and sharing. I invite all of us to join together with people around the world in prayer for vocations this Sunday, and I ask you to pray in a special way for those women who are presently discerning a call to religious life, and there are a few. Please see the April 20th letter.

Small Plot Organizes “Reel to Real” Film Series

Committed to hosting an ecumenical event that would be a way to expand our consciousness of Climate Change and to inspire us to take courageous action around the urgency of this issue we held our first film night April 13th. We had a turnout of 22 people, which is great for a small town. Our first film was a very moving one: The Wisdom to Survive. After our viewing of the film we had a 20-minute discussion making links with our local situation. It is obvious that people are very alarmed by the increasing signs of profound climate change and the effects on all life species, on those who are most poor and on the next generations. Five people volunteered to be part of a steering committee to research other good films that have relevance for us. A wonderful beginning! 

National Arbor Day

In the United States, Arbor Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on the last Friday of April. It is a time for people to get their hands in the dirt and plant and/or care for trees, bushes and plants.

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