Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

March 18, 2019 By Pat Dorn

The March meeting will be held on Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room of the St. Gertrude Parish Center.

MEETING PROGRAM: Rather than focusing on a specific topic, the program for this meeting will be a bit different. Ron Demarco will facilitate a discussion on how to make our oblate meetings more meaningful for our members, and we encourage your participation by offering any ideas/suggestions you may have toward this end.

REMINDERS: On Thusday, March 21, we celebrate the first of two feast days honoring St. Benedict—The Passing of Blessed Father Benedict. (The second—Our Blessed Father Benedict—is celebrated on July 11.) Oblates have an opportunity to earn a Plenary Indulgence on these days by fulfilling the following conditions: 1) Confession, 2) receiving Holy Communion, and 3) praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.

In addition, oblates should renew, at least privately, their promise to faithfully observe the promise of their way of life. Br. Francis de Sales Wagner. O.S.B. will be joining us for our April 28 meeting to discuss The Screwtape Letters.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Ohio Day of Recollection is sponsored this year by the Dayton Chapter and will be held in Dayton on Saturday, June 8. Fr. Joseph Cox will be the presenter. Registration and program information will be provided to you as soon as it is available to us. See you at the meeting on Sunday, March 24!

AGENDA March 24, 2019 Meeting
I. Reading of Mission Statement
II. Vespers
III. Lectio Divina
IV. Minutes of February 24, 2019 Meeting
V. Treasurer’s Report
VI. Old/New Business
VII. Program: Ron DeMarco will lead a discussion on how to improve our meetings
VIII. Adjournment & Closing Prayer

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