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Chippewa Falls - Our Lady of the Falls

Country: United States
State or province: Wisconsin

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John Shakal

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COVID-19 and Street Evangelization: Praying for Discernment

February 27, 2021

"Blessed be God in all His designs." - Bl. Solanus Casey

Thank you to Pam Hehl for her leadership of our team, which fell primarily during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, Pam and Matt had worked together to improve the prayer station at St. Francesca's, with a semi-private area to pray comfortably with guests in the lobby. How beautiful it is to minister to the guests spiritually as well as in material goods. At this time, Pam has stepped back as leader and I (Molly) will be interim leader for now.

Congratulations also to St. Francesca's for a banner year, surpassing 1 million pounds of food distributed in our community and expanding their services for the Avila Room pregnancy support services. Matt, Tina, and all the volunteers are doing great work.

So what does the future hold for our team? What does the future hold for our Church? Lent is the perfect time to pray for discernment, along with fasting and works of mercy/almsgiving. I humbly request that all of our team members join in discernment for the future of our team and praying for God's will to be done, first in each of our hearts and second in our vocations and apostolates, offering our prayers to Jesus through Mary.

I pray that we will gather in joy during the Easter season and will be able to plan for OneFest and some other activities over the summer. The pandemic is not over but the saving Word of God cries out for messengers. Romans 10:13-15

Praying for a fruitful Lent leading to the joy of Easter! Repent and believe in the Gospel, my brothers and sisters!

In hope,