Newsletter


Sioux City O.C.D.S. Community of 
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and 
St. Raphael Kalinowski of St. Joseph



March 2017

Business Meeting

Received letter from the Provincial Council informing us that we are scheduled for a visitation this year as well as additional costs associated with it.

Claire Bloodgood is the new Provincial Council President.

2017 Congress - Items for the tote bags are being sought. Also, San Antonio is creating a cookbook as a fundraiser, please submit your recipes.

The Master Membership list was sent out by Wavie.

Karen Luft gave the second half and year-end financial reports.

Voting for the new president and committee will be next week. There were no nominees for President. There must be two in order to hold a vote. There were 9 nominees for the 3 committee positions.

Our next meeting will be March 18, 2017

Prayer Requests
Prayers for the future President
Prayers for Joy for health
Prayers for Marsha for improved health
Prayers for Kathy for health
Thanksgiving for Fr. Henry
Prayers for Greg for hip problems
Prayers for Tim who has cancer
Prayers for a special intention for Joann
Prayers for Chrissy and foster children in the process of adoption
Prayers for Fr. McCloud who is recovering from surgery
Thanksgiving for Betty for acceptance
Prayers for a pregnant young mother who has 3 other children
Prayers for Nichole who has a difficult pregnancy

Liturgical Assignments

Mass Saturday Morning:

Altar Server
T. Wunschel

Eucharistic Ministers
T. Wunschel
A. Weiland

Office Roles:

Hebdomadary
T. Wunschel

Reader
J. Hirschman

Cantor I
T. Uhl

Cantor II
A. Wilken
Discalced Carmelite Liturgical Observances in March
March 19 – St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary, principal protector of our Order (Solemnity)

Discalced Carmelite Liturgical Observances in April

April 1 – Blessed Nuno Alvares Pereira, religious (Optional Memorial)
April 17 – Blessed Baptist Spagnoli of Mantua, priest (Optional Memorial)
April 18 – Blessed Mary of the Incarnation, nun (Optional Memorial)
April 23 – Blessed Teresa Mary of the Cross Manetti, virgin
(Optional Memorial)

Community Birthdays

March 13 Carol Reuter
March 19 Shiuvaun Dougherty
March 25 Adele Weiland
April 16 JoAnn Hirschman
April 27 Martha Burchard

Study Assignments for March

Aspirants
FORMATOR: Wavie Greigg
Read Lectio Divina by  Fr. Sam Anthony Morello and make notes for discussion.

1st Promise
FORMATOR: Brendan Burchard
Community & Growth: by Jean Vanier, Chapter 7. Read and make notes for discussion. Begin Gaudium et Spes.

1st Promise
FORMATOR: Colette Mor
Journey to Carith:  Chapter VIII, Pgs.287 - 304.  Read and make notes for discussion.

Ongoing Formation
FORMATOR:  Martha Burchard
Continue The Hidden Life, P. 109