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 Archbishop's Annual Appeal
The 2019-2020 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has begun this year.  You may have recently received an Archbishop’s Annual Appeal mailing seeking your support. The Annual Appeal supports the parishes, schools and ministries across the archdiocese. The financial goal for this year's Annual Appeal for St. Francis is $8,695 with participation goal of 20% and for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is $2,646 with participation goal of 24%.  Please consider supporting the Appeal this year. - Fr. Pat

Rural Central Deanery meeting
The Fall meeting of the Rural Central Deanery of the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will be held on Tuesday, October 8th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Hall in Battle Creek. The hall is located ½ block east of 2nd and Hale Streets. Registration will begin at 1pm and the meeting will begin at 1:30. We will review the recent OACCW convention, distribute materials for the 2019 Deanery Scholarship and discuss the upcoming Marriage Celebration. All Catholic Women are invited!  

LIFE CHAIN  National Life Chain Sun 6 Oct, 2019 (2 to 3pm).    
Life Chain is an opportunity for churches nationwide to gather and take a public stand and pray to end abortion. Participants hold a sign with a life affirming message while they stand quietly and pray.  Children are welcome.  Elderly may bring a chair.
Tilden residents can meet at 1:45pm front of Carhart Lumber.  We will have a brief meeting to hand out signs, and walk to our positions to pray.

You’re also invited to watch the movie Unplanned (rated ‘R’) beginning at 3:30 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  There will be free babysitting and a movie for younger children.

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.