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Birthday Celebrations

On October 22nd, we had a double birthday celebration at the CND Health Care Center. Sr. Margaret Burke celebrated 96 years and Sr. Bernardine Burke celebrated 93 years. Lots of cake, song and friendship was shared with these two special ladies. A wonderful time was had by all.

On Tuesday, October 27th, we celebrated Sr. Joanne MacFarlane’s 81st birthday. We are extremely fortunate for the gift of Sr. Joanne to all of us at the health care center.

Arlene Rutlege, health care coordinator

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Kankakee Associates: Serving God and Others

Over a year ago, Associates from Kankakee, IL, decided to use their gifts of knitting and crocheting to start a Prayer Shawl Ministry at their parish. During that time, one of the candidates from their group became sick and started chemotherapy. The Kankakee Associates took turns accompanying her to her treatments. They gave her a prayer shawl and a hat to lift her spirits and to let her know she was not alone. As time went by, the candidate asked if the Prayer Shawl Ministry could make hats for other women that were receiving treatment at the cancer center...

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A Season of Hope

Who could have dreamed as we entered 2020 that the whole world would be dealt the blow of COVID-19, that millions of people’s lives would be forever changed?

I dare to guess no one.

Yet that is exactly what has happened and the world still looks for a reprieve, a cure, an end. Has this virus had the final say?

I also dare to say a resounding no.

How to describe it? As Charles Dickens so famously said in A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”
 

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