Prayer Service with Fr. Bill Murtaugh:
Thursday, December 20, 7:00–8:00pm, Thomas Merton Chapel
Maybe you are dreading Christmas this year because it will be the first Christmas without your wife/husband/son/daughter/grandchild/a good friend. Maybe as a couple you had a miscarriage or stillbirth and the loss of your baby hurts. An end of a relationship, loss of a job, a painful diagnosis … you are feeling blue. Please join Fr. Bill for this opportunity to pray, to remember, to acknowledge Christmas hurts.
January 1, 9:00am in the Sanctuary
The Solemnity of Mary acknowledges and celebrates Mary's role as the mother of Jesus Christ. It is a holy day of obligation.
Join other parishioners on the First Friday of each month beginning with Mass at 8:30am followed by coffee and hospitality.
Second Monday of each month, 6:00pm
Twelve Tuesdays beginning January 8, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 212, $36.00
Classes are held from 3:00-4:00pm for twelve weeks beginning on Tuesday, January 8 and ending on April 9. No meeting on January 29. This continuing series of chair yoga is a blend of standing and seated stretches for participants who want to do yoga but need something gentle. Focus is on range of motion for the joints, gentle stretches, standing postures and breathing, and relaxation. Instructor Denise Bunch has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. The cost is $36 per person for the twelve classes. Space is limited to 25 participants so sign up early. Questions? Laurel Trimbo email@example.com.
Tuesday, January 8, 3:30–5:30pm
Park in Pax Christi's lower level parking lot
Fare For All is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. They buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meat in bulk which saves up to 40% off grocery store prices. Volunteers at the Fare For All warehouse pre-pack the produce and meat into food packages that range in price from $10 – $25. There is no need to register in advance or fill out any paperwork. Fare For All is open to everyone – because food is purchased in bulk, the more people who participate the better. Fare For All will visit Pax Christi once a month, on a Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30pm.
Complete details at www.paxchristi.com/fareforall.
Third Thursday of the month, 3:00–4:30pm RSVP
The Compassionate Care Listening Circle gathers monthly, and is open to anyone who finds themselves at a crossroads in life. The listening circle provides a safe place for reflection and meaningful conversation as one strives to find an awareness of God in the face of life challenges. These challenges can include loss, care-giving responsibilities, mental illness, grief, chronic illness, or any life transition. In this small group setting we will have time for ritual, prayer, and sharing around a monthly topic. For more information, or if you would like to join this group, contact Jean Thoresen, Director of Care and Support Ministry, 952-405-7211, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN CARD MAKING SESSION
Tuesday, January 22, 6:00–8:00pm, $5.00 optional materials fee
Come enjoy a relaxing and fun art collage session with others. We make 5"x8" cards that reflect aspects of our inner selves, our soul's purpose, and the divine. Once finished with each card, you journal with it by using the journal sheets with three guided questions. Find out what that card is all about. You may also want to make cards for your deck that honor others so feel free to bring photos of loved ones, loved places, loved pets, and anyone in the world or heaven who has inspired you. There is a $5 suggested materials fee. Contact Lynn Schelitzche with questions, email@example.com.
Upcoming SoulCollage® Dates:
All sessions are in Room 212 from 6:00–8:00pm
• January 22 – Open Card Making