Monday, October 17, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

April 19, 2016

Br. Francis Wagner, OSB, will be the guest speaker at our Sunday, April 24 meeting. His topic is “Incline the Ear of Your Heart.” Please Note: Because Sunday is also parish Confirmation Sunday, our meeting will be held in the SCHOOL CAFETERIA rather than the Parish Center.

The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. This will be our last chapter meeting until September. However, we hope to see many of you at the Ohio Day of Recollection held at the Bergamo Roncalli Center in Beavercreek on Saturday, May 21. Fr. Adrian Burk is the presenter, and his topic is: “Let Them Prefer Nothing to Christ.” Registration forms were emailed to those on our email list several weeks ago and copies will be available at the meeting. They have also been mailed to those not on our mailing list. The cost of the retreat is $40, and the deadline for reservations is May 7. A continental breakfast and lunch is included.

Our long-time chapter members (notice, I did not say “older”) will remember oblates Bob & Melinda Reckers, who moved to Texas several years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In their generosity they paid for our oblate domain name and website while they were here in Cincinnati and have continued to do so even after moving to Texas. Melinda recently notified us that they have renewed the domain name through April 2020. On behalf of all of our oblates, we wish to express our continued gratitude to them for their generosity. On behalf of all of our Cincinnati oblates, we express our thanks and appreciation to Father Abbot Justin DuVall, OSB, for all he has done for us during the 12 years of his tenure as Archabbot. Please keep the monks in your prayers as they elect a new Archabbot on June 2.

Oblate Anniversaries Congratulations to the following oblates who are celebrating their anniversaries in April, May, June and July. April:
4/9 Kathy Gloeckner (13 yrs.)
4/9 Joan Hilton (7 yrs.)
4/28 Eric Kenny (3 yrs.)
4/28 Mark Caldwell-Reiss (3 yrs.)

May: 5/8 Susan Anderson (54 yrs.)
5/18 Ron DeMarco (3 yrs.)

June: 6/15 Steve Drees (5 yrs.)
6/15 Margaret Sherlock (5 yrs.)
6/17 Steve Bay (7 yrs.)

July: 7/9 Rosemary Conrad (28 yrs.)
7/10 Henry Marksberry (19 yrs.)
7/26 David Annabel (5 yrs.)

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