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This ecumenical gathering includes a soup supper at 6 pm, with Prayer beginning at 7 pm. These evenings offer a time “set apart,” with chants, Scripture, and silence. This prayer, in the style of the ecumenical community at Taizé, though different from our experience of Sunday liturgy, is truly communal prayer as well, inviting us to enter the silence, listen, and pray for the needs of all the world together. Meal help is needed in setting up, serving, cleanup, and bringing soup – please contact Chris Kosowski (612-339-3023 ext. 115, email@example.com).
It is Lent. We are asked to seek our passion, to find what leads us to communion with others. The movie "CHOCOLAT," set within Lent, leads us on a search for our passion. We will not serve chocolate but bring your own popcorn. Come to Garvey Hall at 6:30, this Tuesday evening, March 11. Community and communion will be there with you.
No matter what passport we carry or heritage we claim, we all depend on food. As part of our Lenten journey, the Food Justice Committee invites you to participate in Our Shared Table and the Future of Food Seed and Biodiversity, a workshop designed for communities to examine the web of factors that shape our global food economy and the implications for every local community. Together participants will consider the leadership role communities can play in advancing a food economy that will nurture this and future generations. Sun, Mar 23, 3-6 pm in Garvey Hall. Light refreshments offered. To participate contact Marita Bujold. Freewill offering accepted.
What does prayer mean to you? How do we pray as community? When did we learn to pray? How do we get better? Why is it hard sometimes to pray? These and many other questions will be reflected upon at the Men’s Retreat, April 4-6, at Dunrovin Retreat Center. We will pray the Divine Office, share our experiences with prayer, the hard times and joyful ones. There will be reflections on different kinds of prayer – The Examen, Pope Francis on Prayer, Taizé Prayer and more. This retreat will be a cooperative effort of the men of Cabrini, with different men leading sessions. It will be an insightful, practical, prayerful and fun weekend. Register online at http://cabrinimn.org/mens-retreat/. The fee for the weekend is $200. Questions can be directed to Jim Scheibel or Dave Schultz.
Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) is a nonprofit, citizen-based organization with a resolution that demands a shift in federal spending priorities away from wasteful Pentagon spending to support local needs. Both the St. Frances Cabrini Justice and Peace Committee and the St. Frances Cabrini Parish Council have unanimously voted to endorse this resolution. Please consider helping to continue MN ASAP's work as they continue to garner support from city councils, groups, and individuals and educate people about bloated Pentagon spending. If you are interested in making a financial contribution to MN ASAP you can do so by writing a check made out to: Community of St. Martin (put MN ASAP on memo line), and send it to the following address: MN ASAP, 2720 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406. FFI contact Bill Urbanski.
Sr. Camille D’Arienzo recently interviewed Cabrini Peace Advocate Mary Eoloff for NCR’s blog. When asked what makes her happy, Mary replied, “I know that I am loved by the Spirit with every breath I take. That gives me energy… I know that I am breathing in God and breathing out God. What greater consolation could one have?” To read the full interview go to http://ncronline.org/blogs/conversations-sr-camille/advocate-peace-feels-spirit-every-breath
The 2014 Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) is underway. Many of our parishioners have received a mailing from the newly established Catholic Services Appeal Foundation requesting your support of the 2014 Catholic Services Appeal. Please respond generously.
Marge Schnell has been on dialysis for two years and is ready for a kidney transplant. Is there anyone who would consider donating a kidney? HERE’S THE WAY IT WORKS: You register to donate a kidney to the University of Minnesota Kidney Organ Transplant in Marge’s name. Her name goes to the top of the list for a kidney compatible for her. If interested, you can call Marilyn Leister, Marge Schnell or the Cabrini office.
Would this appeal to you? It is free and easy to subscribe – anyone can receive it (sign up at www.celebrationpublications.org/dailybread). This comes from the same publisher as the NCR (National Catholic Reporter), and each brief reflection is written by one of four women who meet regularly to share thoughts on these readings, with the intention of helping preachers and others who pray with the Scriptures of the day.
The version “in plain English,” as he calls it, by Bill Huebsch, of the very first document to come out of the Second Vatican Council – “The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.” We got permission to reprint Bill’s very readable and brief study guide for our 50th anniversary celebration of this monumental document (on December 4 at Cabrini). We still have a number of copies left from that celebration, so pick up a copy from the basket in the Franklin entry, and treat yourself to this poetic rendering of the original Constitution that so affected how we now celebrate the liturgy.