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VOCATION NEWS

A reminder to all to save the date of November 15, 2014 for a special day with the SSNDs at Wilton. Srs. Mary Ann and Peggy are hoping for a big CND presence to begin the "Year of Consecrated Life."

Read the following recent news item from the Catholic News Service to be current on national leadership conference hopes for the year:

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1404050.htm

Revising the Directory: This summer's meeting in Montreal to revise the Formation/Vocation manual (directory), of course, had its "smile" moments!

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CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES – EBOLA VIRUS

My dear Sisters, I am writing to you today with a heavy heart. I have been reading many of the news reports about the Ebola virus, as I am sure most of you have been. However, there was a news report in the NYT today, 10/10/14 about a mother who went into preterm labor at 8 months and delivered a little girl. She continued to hemorrhage profusely after delivery and was brought by her boyfriend and parents to 3 different hospitals before she was seen where she died. She was just 36 years old and died in the absence of compassion or tenderness. We cannot blame the caretakers or the health care providers because they too are afraid of catching the virus and dying themselves. This is the new leprosy and the infected have become that person on the road where people are afraid to come to his/her aide. What can I do? I find myself crying out to Jesus asking this exact question.

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OK Clear Water Project - Annual Brunch

OK Clean Water Project – Ottawa to Kumbo - Laying a Lifeline

Annual Brunch to be held Sunday, October 19, 2014, 11:00 am

Centurion Conference & Event Centre

170 Colonnade Rd. OTTAWA, ON

Craft Sale – Silent Auction - Raffle

Please note tickets to be purchased in advance at

horanc@sympatico.ca or 613 737-3681

$40 (adults) $20 (children and students)

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