Thankful living can be a new way to approach life. Helen Keller wrote “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” In spite of being blind, she learned to make lemonade out of lemons! No matter the adversity or disability one faces attitude makes all the difference. Each day gives us opportunities to learn and grow. There is nothing so bad that no good comes from it!
Every day give thanks for at least five gifts in your life. Simple things like being able to see the sunshine, dress yourself, friends that care about you, a warm house on a cold rainy night, a phone call from a longlost friend, and enough to eat when you are hungry. An attitude of gratitude can make every day Thanksgiving Day!
As we approach the longer dark nights of winter, we can change our perspective and have a positive effect on the world around us. About the only thing we have control over is our attitude. Go ahead and see what an attitude of gratitude does for you! God has blessed us with many gifts. For which gift am I most thankful today?
Our thanks to everyone who offers their talents to make our parish communities such a great place to belong.
Blood Pressures will be taken after 10:30 Mass at St. Peter’s November 24th.
If you are not feeling well, please do not receive from the cup or be a minister at mass. Out of respect for others, do not make contact if they indicate they do not wish to shake hands.
Remember, with slippery conditions, slips and trips mean broken hips and other bones or head injuries!
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. There are many resources available to help make managing your diabetes less difficult.
Health Care Directive - Poster
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If you know of someone from either parish that is in the hospital or nursing home, please let us know. If a parish affiliation is not listed when you are admitted, we are unable to receive this information to visit you. When we are notified, we will have a parish visitor go visit you/them on a regular basis.
Please call the Parish Office at 251- 4831 Ext. 210 and leave a message.
Pastoral Care Ministry Visits — With current changes in confidentiality and respect to people’s privacy there are also challenges to know who is in need of prayer and spiritual support in our parishes. We have had several inquiries as to why family members have not been visited by our parish pastoral care team.
Be mindful that unless you contact us or ask the health care facility to call the Pastoral Care team, we may not be aware of such needs. ALWAYS call if you, a friend or relative in one of our parishes would like a visit with spiritual and prayer support. MaryDee will arrange for a volunteer to visit. Our visits are not community knowledge, it is up to individuals to inform those they wish to know of their illness. Pastoral Care Ministry can be reached at 251-4831 Ext. 210.