As of Wednesday, February 18, 2015
COTTONWOOD The weather has been excellent for baby calves. We had our first one Saturday. I see a few around on other farms also. The trees are starting to bud out, and flowers are poking through the ground. The pussy willow is blooming, too. I think they call this “spring fever.”
The Lenten Retreat, “Tools for Lenten Mercy,” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. The retreat will kick off with lunch at noon and end with Mass at 5 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Catholic recording artist, Jamie Theitten from Twin Falls, will be one of the speakers and will also share her gift of music (check out her website at Jtmusic.com). Preregistration is strongly encouraged as soon as possible, but will be accepted until the day of the retreat. Contact Loretta Poxleitner at 962-5937 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no registration fee, but a free will offering will be accepted to support Jamie’s ministry. All men and women age 18 and older are encouraged to join us. Jamie is a fantastic singer. Come and see for yourself.
KC 40 Cans for Lent: The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a food drive during lent, Feb. 18 (Ash Wednesday) through April 5 (Easter Sunday). This is approximately 40 days and we ask our Tri-Parish family to contribute one of any of the following items for each day of Lent: a can or box of food, or roll of toilet paper, roll of paper towels, tube of tooth paste, bottle of shampoo or other household items. Drop them off at the church or bring them to the KC Hall.
Go West Catholic Men . . . Check the website for information and flyers. Parish office has a copy also, www.gowestcatholicmen.com. All priests and seminarians are welcome to attend at no cost. It will be held Feb. 27 and 28 at Pendleton, Ore., 541-275-3615.