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It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast ~

Dear Friends,
 
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.
November Weavings Reflection
November 2022 Collaborators
Please Remember
  • Enter the building through Entrance #7 and exit the same way.
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted to the extent possible.
  • Masks must be worn for the duration of the Mass.
  • If you are feeling ill, please join us through Livestream
Please continue to stay connected with us through this newsletter and Livestream.

Announcements and schedule changes are listed on the Home Page of our website, wheatonfranciscan.org.

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 our YouTube 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.

Read the short text of Bishop Etienne’s statement>>>

Dear Sisters, Covenant Companions, and Friends:

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 lease
s should be awarded at this time for off shore drilling in the Gulf, please sign the letter.

Take Action

In this month's Laudato Si' Encounter

You will find:

  • A prayer for divestment.
  • A biblical reflection inspired by friar Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O. Carm, Senior Advisor, Laudato Si' Movement.
  • An image and a prayer from Lake Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela.
  • An image of the autumn Mediterranean greening in Spain.
  • An ecological conversion story from the Dominican Republic. 
  • A reflection on the inspirational saint of the month, St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
  • A call to action to watch and promote the film The Letter.
Laudato Si' Encounter: Monthly Prayer Guide
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