It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast ~
Happy Friday! We hope that you have had a beautiful week. This week our gratitude prayer invites us to remember and change our perspective so that we might help those in need.
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Mask Requirement to Continue for
OLA Chapel and Public Areas
On Monday, November 14, 2022, the Regional Leadership Team and administrative leaders for Our Lady of the Angels determined that due to the continuing rise in COVID and Flu cases, as well as other seasonal illnesses,masks will continue to be required in all public areas of our building including the Chapel. Masks must also be worn for the duration of all Services in the Chapel.
We have always prioritized the safety of our community, and this decision is no different. With the holiday season approaching, it is even more critical to be vigilant in our care and love for one another, particularly those most vulnerable to illness. We ask that you be particularly mindful of your health. If you are not feeling well, we ask that you join us for Livestream services and postpone your visit to our building.
We are grateful for your faithfulness and respect for our community and look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and the New Year with you.
Help the Wheaton Franciscan Community spread comfort and joy to
Canticle Place and Bethany House residents by donating
$25.00 Gift Cards to Target and Amazon.com
DONATION DROP OPTIONS
Sun, Dec 4 & Dec 11th before & after the 10:30 a.m. Mass
Our Lady of the Angels, 26W171 S. Roosevelt Rd, Ent #7
Mon, Dec 6th – Thurs, Dec 8th 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wheaton Franciscan Administrative Entrance #5
DRIVE UP OPTIONS
26W171 S. Roosevelt Rd, Entrance #7, Wheaton
Sunday, Dec 4: from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 11: from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Angels will be available to collect them from you
We are only able to accept gift cards from TARGET & AMAZON in increments of $25.00. This allows us to meet the needs of the residents and provide equal distribution.
Please continue to check our website and this newsletter for updates on the liturgy schedule. If you miss the livestream of the service, you will find it archived on ourYouTube Channel.
Additionally, you can find audio recordings of the Sunday and Holiday homilies on our "Homilies & Reflections" page or by searching Wheaton Franciscans in your preferred podcast player.
A Message from JPIC Coordinator Sr. Bea Hernandez, OSF
As the Russian war in Ukraine continues to increase the threat of escalation to a nuclear conflict, our international demand for an end to all nuclear weapons is more and more urgent. A recent Statement on nuclear arms from Archbishop Paul Etienne of Seattle calls on all of us to do what we can to prevent nuclear disaster and to work towards a flourishing future for all.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), while limiting climate change emissions and expanding clean, renewable energy, unfortunately also opened the door for new off shore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The big oil companies already hold over 1900 leases, with only 500 presently in production. There is no need to grant more leases, especially at a time when our production of fossil fuels should be decreasing in order to save our planet.
I hope that you will take action to protect the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as safeguarding our climate from increased use of fossil fuels at a time when reduction of their use is critical for our survival.
Read the information and, if you agree that no new leases should be awarded at this time for off shore drilling in the Gulf, please sign the letter.
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