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Christmas in July?

Christmas in July was a new idea for our kids. Marcia Wallander, Felician Sisters Development Director, asked us to have our kids create Christmas scenes to be chosen for Christmas cards. So, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, our kids got down to work creating their cards. After they finished their drawings, each kid received a solar light for their home as a sign to light the way for Jesus whose birth we celebrate in six months.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Convivence (Retreat) with the first community of Jacmel

The Neocatechumenal Way came to Jacmel in May and, after a month of catechesis and convivence, the first community was called. Each week we gather to hear and share the Word of God.

On Sunday, July 21, we had our second convivence. We came to together to share Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. The psalms were sung in French (a new challenge for Sr. Marilyn because she is now the cantor and guitar player), and all listened to the Word of God. After prayer, we shared a meal where everyone brings something–kind of like a “pot luck” meal. After we finished eating, we shared what this past month was like in our personal lives, especially as we have been walking the Way together. It was a blessed day. We all look forward to next Thursday when we meet again to share the Word of God.

” If today you hear the voice of the Lord, harden not your hearts!” Psalm 95

Teaching Jean Phillip and Annette how to play guitar so they can be cantors too.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Some summer fun with boys only…

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Summer Friday Movie Night

Thanks to you we can have movies, popcorn and candy!

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Some more summer fun with the girls…

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Summer vacation program begins in the Felician Mission

Today we began our summer actives with our kids. Our teens have been assigned to a group of children. It is sort of like having summer day camp. The children come for activities, and then they get a hot meal. We have the activities in the morning since the afternoons get very hot here during this time of year. Today, the kids made necklaces and bracelets; learned how to play volleyball; and as always, had time to play on the playground!

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Violet and her family

Late Friday afternoon, the doorbell rang, and it was Violet with her three children. Violet had come the other day, looking for some diapers and anything we could give her children. We told her we would get something ready, so she returned today. What we saw was sad: a 7-month-old baby, 3-year-old child, and a 5-year-old child. Violet told us her husband had died, and she has nothing. We realized we needed some more clothes, and we gave her daughter a doll. The little girl has a clef lip that was repaired with surgery when she was a baby, but she has no pallet and has a speech defect. She loved the playground, and joy was all over her face. Please pray for Violet and her family.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2019 in Uncategorized