As of Tuesday, November 24, 2015
COTTONWOOD The Cottonwood Saddliers and 4-H Club is sponsoring the lighted Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 13. Lineup will be at the Catholic Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 5 p.m. After the parade, head down to the fire station for the Santa Cabana and enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, hot dogs and a picture with Santa! We will also be collecting unwrapped toys for the St. Mary’s Hospital Giving Tree.
I did not have an article last week because I was canning and freezing sauerkraut. A group of neighbors got together and made it two week before. I think this is the best batch we have ever made. It was lots of fun getting together, plus the benefits of sauerkraut.
The Knights of Columbus are selling “Keep Christ in Christmas” cards. A new case of cards has just arrived and they are available for sale. Contact Joe Didier at 962-7140 if you would like to look at the selection. They will be in the back of each of our Catholic churches. Thank you for supporting the Knights of Columbus.
Events set at monastery
COTTONWOOD — Jaime Thietten will be presenting “True Gifts of Christmas” concert Sun., Dec 6, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 2 p.m.; concert to be held in the Monastery Chapel. She is a wonderful young woman with a beautiful voice that is sure to inspire you. Don’t miss this one.
Christmas Bazaar at the Welcome Center Gift Shop at the Monastery of St. Gertrude! Gift shop will be open on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 12:30-5 p.m. with many items to choose from. This is a great time to do some Christmas shopping. The shop is not normally open on Sundays but they will be open Dec. 6.
The light is on for you. Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Tri-parish churches for Christmas. Confession time available for Advent: Individual confession available 5-7 p.m. on these dates: Dec. 2-St. Mary’s, Cottonwood; Dec. 22-St. Anthony, Greencreek; Dec. 23-Assumption, Ferdinand. Individual Confession every Saturday at St. Mary’s on Dec. 5, 12,19 from 2:30-4 p.m.; also by appointment if you call Fr. Paul at the office.
Advent Communal Reconciliation Services: Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Cottonwood and Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at Assumption, Ferdinand. These extra times for confession are during the Advent Season for Christmas and are also being offered as it is the beginning of the Year of Mercy. If you have been away from this wonderful Sacrament of God’s Mercy, consider coming back. If one of these times does not work for you, call the parish office and set a private appointment with Fr. Paul.