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Baby Books for Layettes
The OLMC Catholic Women are asking for new board books for babies  for The Layettes of Love.  The Layette program is operated by The Christ Child Society of Omaha and Fr. Keiter, Chapter President.  (Layettes are wonderful diaper bags packed full of baby necessities and are made available for newborns and parents in need).   If you would like to donate, please purchase new board books and place them in the designated box in the front entry of OLMC.  If you wish to give a monetary gift so that books can be purchased for you, please place your donations in an envelope marked Board Books and drop it in the collection basket during Masses. The RC Deanery will be collecting books and donations from now thru Oct 6th for the Layettes.    

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Do you know someone that is not Catholic, but may have interest in becoming Catholic? Maybe a close relative or friend, or maybe your spouse who has being considering it.  RCIA classes will be available starting in September.  If you would like more information about RCIA and/or would like to begin the classes, please contact me or the parish office.  

Traveling Statue
We have a good start on those that have signed up for the “travelling” Our Lady of Mt. Carmel statue.  That is great!  Hope to start the rotation soon.  Also a parishioner has agreed to make a wooden case for the statue, so that will be good to have too.

Sacrament of Confirmation
The sacrament of Confirmation is scheduled for Oct 14, 2019 at St. Francis (for both parishes).  Confirmation is once every three years, so this is an important time coming up.  A list of the candidates for Confirmation at St. Francis and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel can be found in the church bulletin. I would invite you over the next several weeks to keep the candidates in your prayers as they make final preparations for the sacrament, that this may be a time of special grace and blessing for them.  The power of prayer to help them grow in the faith and to prepare for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Pat 

Other area announcements can be found HERE.