St. Margaret Mary Bereavement Ministry & Villa St. Benedict present:
Please join us in the Upper Room to learn what you need to know about end-of-life care for yourself or a loved one, from health care professional Mary Helen Ekstam, of JourneyCare. We hear the term "palliative care" and "hospice care" from health care professionals. Mary Helen describes the differences and the benefits, for both patients and families. Light refreshments will be served.
“Supper with the Saints”
Join us at St. Margaret Mary on Tuesday evenings in October for a shared meal and an interactive presentation on our Catholic Saints -- learn more about their lives, their mission, and how we can follow their example. We will even include contemporary Christian music videos that reflect their message. All ages are welcome to attend: the young and young at heart!
All sessions will take place in the Upper Room. We will supply dessert and beverage, and we invite you to bring a main/side dish to share “potluck style.”
Oct. 25, 6:30 to 8:00 pm — Seeing God in the Face of Others
Saints: St. Vincent de Paul & St. Teresa of Calcutta Dinner Menu: Soup and Salad
St. Vincent and St. Teresa of Calcutta call us to find faith, trust in God, love in our weakness, beauty in ourselves, and community among our neighbors. These messages ring true in contemporary Christian music, too! Join us as we learn how to serve our fellow sisters and brothers and how to grow deeper in our faith through music and prayer.
SAVE THE UPCOMING DATE:
Nov. 1: All Saints Day
~ Doing the Laundry ~ ~ Dusty Shoes ~ ~ the Church Bell ~
Servant Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
Presented by: Deacon Joe Ferrari
Join us as we explore how Pope Francis [when he was Provincial Superior/Rector & Archbishop of Buenos Aires - Jorge Bergoglio] demonstrated models of servant leadership – a model calling us all: “Come Always to Serve”
DATE: Thursday, November 3 TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM PLACE: Upper Room
Prayer Beyond the Prayerbook
Wednesday, November 9 COR Center from 9:15 to 11:15 am Speakers: Melissa Mulhaney, John Schlaman, Peggy Ann Lea, Nancy Rutkowski Suggested Donation: $5
Prayer is spending time alone with the One I know loves me (Theresa of Avila)
Prayer is conscious, loving communion with God (Richard Rohr)
And what is prayer for you? Come hear your fellow SMM parishioners describe what meaningful prayer is for them. Their presentation might add a new spark in your relationship to the Holy One. All are invited.
Come Encounter Jesus
Embrace His Kingdom
Parish Theme and Calling 2015-17
As a worshipping Roman Catholic parish family we are guided by a collegial partnership of laity, pastor, and ministerial staff. Together we seek to foster spiritual growth through the active practice of Christianity. By the sharing of our God-given talents and resources with all God's people we strive for peace and justice as the "Parish with Heart."