The BackPack Program
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION MEETING
Thursday, October 2 7pm in the Parish Center
The BackPack Program is Shared Harvest Foodbank's signature program to address childhood hunger.
The Executive Director of Shared Harvest addresses why there is a need for the BackPack Program:
"During the school year, thousands of children 3-12 years old who live in Southwest Ohio are growing up without enough food
to feed their little bodies and brains. During the school year, they receive a free breakfast and/or lunch, but on the weekends
they face empty cupboards at home. In many instances, the solution to this problem is obvious: A simple bag of food discreetly
dropped into the students back packs on Friday afternoons. Shared Harvest Foodbank's BackPack Program meets this basic
need for food for students identified by school faculty and staff as exhibiting signs of chronic hunger. Chronic hunger in
children contributes to behavior, attendance and/or academic problems in the classroom and does affect a student's ability to
St. Mary Church participates in the BackPack Program with the elementary schools at Talawanda. Parishioners
have graciously volunteered their time over the last 5 years to continue the program. Come see what the
Backpack Program is all about and learn about the many different ways our volunteers help make this program a
success, whether it is once per month or once per week!
We look forward to seeing our RETURNING volunteers and ALL OTHERS interested in the program! If you had
indicated interested on the parish registration form, please attend this meeting. Light refreshments will be
Upcoming Vocation events!
MARTHA DINNER (Cincinnati) OCTOBER 2nd
Bishop Binzer will join sisters from both monastic and apostolic orders to host a Martha Dinner at 5:30PM in St. Dominic Church, Delhi, OH. The event is free and open to high school girls and young women who are interested in religious life. Meet with the sisters, pray together, and spend time with other young women exploring a call to religious life. RSVP Carol Watson at (513) 347-5207 or email@example.com
Evansville's Got Sisters! Retreat – in Evansville, Indiana on Oct. 4, 2014. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Pray and share with sisters from different religious communities as you discern your vocation. No cost. Contact: Sr. Theresa Sullivan, D.C. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-963-7563. Register at http://called2.be/EGSOct14
ON LINE DISCERNMENT RETREAT
Sister's and Daughter's of Charity Online Vocation Discernment Retreat September 28 – October 2, 2014 For Single Catholic Women ages 18-40. Meet with us on Skype, email, or by phone to reflect and ask questions about religions life on your time. Sponsored by multiple communities. For more information contact Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks at 812-963-7559 or email email@example.com
Veni Si Amas Retreat
"Come if you love" Do you love Jesus? Do you desire to give Him everything? Do you long to know the deepest desire of your heart? Single Catholic women 17-30 are invited to join other young women encounter the Heart of Christ at the St. Francis Convent, Alton IL, October 24-26. Register by October 15th. Contact Sr. M. Consolata, 618.463.2757, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago's Got Sisters! Retreat – in Chicago IL on Oct. 4, 2014. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Pray and share with sisters from different religious communities as you discern your vocation. No cost. Contact: Sr. Theresa Sullivan, D.C. at email@example.com or call 812-963-7563. Register at http://called2.be/CGSOct14
Andrew Dinner (Cincinnati)
On October 15th, Archbishop Schnurr will be coming to St. Cecilia in Oakley to have dinner with men high school age and above who are considering their call to the priesthood and want to know more about life in the seminary. This evening will start at 5:30 and will include the meal, talks and advice on discernment and Evening prayer with the Archbishop. The evening will conclude at 8:00. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr Jeff or Fr. John.
Meet Our Sisters
The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor invite you to join us Sunday, Oct. 19 at our 10 a.m. Mass followed by Coffee & Conversation at St. Clare Chapel, 60 Compton Rd., (45215) nr Wyoming. What a great opportunity to meet our sisters – especially if you're discerning a religious vocation. Hear about our history and ministries. Be a part of our future! www.sfp-vocations.org or SrJoAnn@sfp-vocations.org 761-9040x156.
What Kinds a of People become priests, sisters, or brothers?
Are they people who don't relate well with other people? No. They are people who love others – people who find real satisfaction chatting with a 93-year-old parishioner, holding the hand of a cancer patient, listening to the troubles of a streetwise teen. They are people with the courage to touch lives, hearts and souls in a hi-tech, unchurched world.
FALL DISCERNMENT WEEKEND, October 31 - November 2,
Single Catholic women 18-42, who are considering a call to the religious life, who are interested in serving God and God's people, and in care of Earth, should join other women who are in discernment and formation, at Saint Mary-of –the Woods, IN 47876. Get to know the Sisters of Providence and our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Contact Sister Editha Ben, 812.535.2896, firstname.lastname@example.org