July 20, 2014 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 • Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 • Romans 8:26-27 • Matthew 13:1-23
Brothers and sisters:
“The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts
knows what is the intention of the Spirit,
because he intercedes for the holy ones
according to God’s will.”
In today’s second reading, we ask God to intercede for us through the Holy Spirit in our weakness, in our impatience, and guides us and transforms us with His grace. May Our Lord bless you and keep you safe. Know that the community prays for you! SK
From the Prioress
Blessings to you in the midst of our hot summer. But though it is summer we are busy trying to prepare for the hard winter that will no doubt follow. We are ready to begin Phase II of our three phase project to make our buildings more energy efficient and to cut drastically our need for expensive propane gas, our current primary heating source. We are putting in energy efficient windows in 3 of our buildings.
With the income from the Annual Ice Cream Social, we have nearly completed Phase I which is the super insulating of our buildings against the extreme cold of winter and the heat of summer. The next step is to replace the low grade windows for high grade windows that will save us 20% to 30% annually in heating costs. The total of this project is $18,000. That means that each replacement window will cost $500. They will be professionally installed with a lifetime warranty on the windows and the installation. The installation crew is fully bonded and insured.
I am asking if you would consider sponsoring one window of this project which means a gift of $500. This would be a tremendous help to the community if you can say yes. The sponsorship can be made in one payment or according to your own schedule. Feel free to contact us. For your convenience you can click on “Making a Donation.”
Please know that we continue to keep you and all our friends and donors in our daily prayers. We know that our life here would not be possible without your support and prayer.
Peace and blessings,
Mother Benedicta Serna, OSB