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On Friday, April 8, students from Summit Academy planted trees on Cottonwood Butte in honor of Arbor Day. Clark Christensen from the Idaho Department of Lands was there to instruct the students on how to plant trees. He also brought snacks for the kids to have when they were finished planting about 150 Ponderosa Pine seedlings. Mr. Christensen is retiring from his job soon, so he presented Mrs. Amy Rose with a T-shirt that said, “YAY! TREES!” for all her work in scheduling this field trip every year. Each student got a souvenir tree to take home. Pictured here are first, second, 11th and 12th graders.
As of Tuesday, April 12, 2016
COTTONWOOD — Tri-Parish Spring Retreat 2016 will be held Saturday, April 16, at St. Mary’s Church, Cottonwood. Presenting priests are Fr. Bruce Wren LC, and Fr. John Curran LC. This is for all interested adults, and all young adults, high school through college. Morning will be the adult session, focusing on “Spiritual Growth” Foundations of our Faith and how to grow in it. It will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Baby-sitting will be provided at the CEC Building free of charge through 12:30 p.m. Lunch break is from noon to 1 p.m. Adoration for any adult wishing to participate will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. The afternoon session will be the young adult session “Christian Formation of the Teenager and Young Adult” and will run from 1–4:30 p.m. For both sessions bring a notebook, Rosary and a Bible. The retreat will conclude with Mass at Assumption at 5 p.m. You may also contact Julie Arnzen at 962-3464 or Annette Wemhoff at 983-0075, with questions or to sign up.
Registration is now open! Register today at http://familycampidaho.org/register. Join us for our 10th annual Idaho Family Camp in the glorious outdoors of Idaho at Camp Cascade, (http://idahocampcascade.org/). For the latest and most up-to-date information, visit our website (http://familycampidaho.org/) and our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/idahofamilycamp). And don’t forget to like our page! The camp will take place from July 14 to 17.
2nd Hand Treasures will be having a yard sale in Cottonwood at 402 Main (the old Grange building) every Thursday during April and May from 1-4 p.m. Lots of items. Come in and check out what we have. All proceeds go to Summit Academy.
Summit Academy is also sponsoring a retreat this month. We look forward to celebrating a retreat with Fr. Chase Hasenoehrl and you! The schedule is Thursday, April 21, 7-9 p.m.; Friday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (meals provided); Saturday, April 23, 8:30-11 a.m. (breakfast provided). All Conferences will take place at Summit Academy in Cottonwood. We encourage you to take time off work and participate in all three days. There is no cost for the retreat.
Haiti Team: The 2016 Haiti Mission team will be hosting two fund-raisers during the month of April.
On April 9, 10, 16 and 17 we will be selling Catholic jewelry after each of the Masses in the back of the church. The jewelry will consist of rosaries, necklaces, bracelets, medals and other articles that will be perfect for Confirmation and First Communion giving. The second fund-raiser will be on April 17.
In the Sacred Heart Room at St. Mary’s Church from 9 a.m. to noon, we will be hosting a breakfast of sour-dough pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit cup and coffee or juice. We will also be having a silent auction. Come and support our mission team at these events. We head to Haiti for our Apostolic Mission Trip in June of this year!