St. Mary Magdalen Youth Ministry Fundraiser
Katie and Tim Beppler will be following La Voie de Vezelay during the month of September, beginning in Vezelay and ending in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France. This is one of the historical pilgrimage routes that pass through France and end in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Katie and Tim will not be walking the entire 900 km. route but plan to explore and walk many portions of the route as they make there way from the middle of France south to the Spanish border. They estimate that they will be walking approximately 150 miles during this month-long journey. You can follow their journey on their blog (and check their mileage!) at https://tbeppler.wixsite.com/voiedevezelay2023
Katie and Tim would like to use their adventure as a fundraiser for the youth ministry at St. Mary Magdalen. All proceeds will help fund youth activities in our parish. You can sponsor Katie and Tim for an amount per mile and can name a maximum amount that you are willing to contribute. After the event, Katie and Tim will return to tell you how many miles they walked and collect your contribution. Make checks out to St. Mary Magdalen All contributions are tax-deductible. Their goal is to raise at least $5,000.
Common Sense Parenting
Ronda Meyer, Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Children’s Home in Torrington, Wyoming, in her recent presentation to our parish spoke of parenting classes held at their location. Here is the remaining schedule for COMMON SENSE PARENTING SCHEDULE 2023: October 20th, 21st, & 22nd . Friday classes are held from 5pm-9pm. Saturday and Sunday classes are held from 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break. Pre-registration is requested. For additional information contact Cindy Louth at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. (307-532-4197).
Sunday of the Word of God (January 22)
In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God, which is celebrated each year on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. This year, in observance of the Sunday of the Word of God, the USCCB, through a grant from the American Bible Society, will offer five videos about Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. These videos, available in English and Spanish, will feature some of the most renowned biblical scholars in the United States and will be accompanied by discussion/reflection questions and suggestions for further reading.
Click on this link to view insightful and authentic Catholic teachings of the Bible: https://catholic.bible/sunday-of-the-word-of-god/
A documentary film on the faith, perseverance, and inspiring example of Indigenous Peoples across North America – available for all to watch at kofc.org/enduringfaith
Indigenous communities across North America have a rich and vibrant testimony to share – both past and present – including the witness of their faith. Enduring Faith: The Story of Native American Catholics dives deep into the rich contribution of Native Americans in the tapestry of the Catholic faith. Produced by the Knights of Columbus as part of its Faith Formation and Native Solidarity initiatives, the 60-minute documentary offers a missing piece to the greater story of Catholicism on the continent and a beautiful example of how Christ reveals himself through the uniqueness of every culture. A must watch with the family, classroom, or faith group. Available to all at kofc.org/enduringfaith.