As of Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The blood drive was very successful in the Cottonwood community April 10. Brenda Kaschmitter said, “We are very excited that we not only met our goal, but we exceeded it by eight pints.” There are lots of volunteers who help with the blood drive also. Congratulations to this community of people who are willing to give blood so that others might live! As an added bonus, they send you a text when they use your blood. Wow! Is that ever a great feeling, that you get to know when they are using your blood. The next drive will be June 26. Contact Brenda Kaschmitter or Donna Quick at St. Mary’s Hospital, 208-962-3251, to make an appointment. Let’s see if we can do even better this time.
Don’t forget to make plans for the 4th Annual Purse Auction on April 29th. It starts with lunch at noon and the auction starts at 2 p.m. 100 percent of the proceeds stays in Idaho County. See you there!
First Communion for the second grades in our parish will be April 29 at 10 a.m., Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood. Mass in Greencreek will be at 8 a.m. on that day.
The Farm Forest Fair was held at Greencreek Community Hall last week for students in the 6th grade. They get to spend about 10 minutes at each station learning about forests, cattle, dairy, grains, noxious weeds, where our food comes from, products made from wood and cattle and other things that help them understand all about the farm and the forest. Many of the students have never been exposed to anything like this. So it is good for them to learn about industries important to this community.
Walk for Life set for May 12
GRANGEVILLE — Hope Center Walk For Life will be Saturday, May 12, in Grangeville. A fund-raiser for the Hope Centers in Grangeville and Kamiah, this starts at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall at 8:30 a.m. for free breakfast then registration begins at 9 a.m. www.HopeCenterGrangeville.org
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Preschool will be offered again this coming fall from both the Tri-Parish at the CEC building and from Summit Academy. This beautiful Montessori based Catholic education will give your child a special foundation for building a relationship with Christ. Information sheets for both are in the back of the churches. Tri-Parish classes will be offered Mondays and Tuesdays starting in September. If you have any questions or would like a tour of the classroom atrium, call Heather Uhlenkott at 208-507-0971. Summit Academy has class on a weekly basis to pre-k, kindergarten, and first/second grade students as a part of the religious education curriculum. Sessions are also available to children attending Christ the King Daycare and children in the community when space allows. Contact Julie Sonnen for information or for an atrium tour, 208-962-2368.