8/16/19 St. Nicholas News - Letter to a Suffering Church #4
With this abuse crisis, why should we stay in the Church?
As we continue our parish book discussion of
Letter to a Suffering Church
by Bishop Robert Barron, we focus on a burning question lots of Catholics are asking: Why should we stay in the Church?
A recent Gallup poll revealed that
37% of Catholics are considering leaving the Church
due to the sexual abuse crisis.
Maybe you’re in that group.
So why should we stay? As Bishop Barron says, we stay because no matter how difficult things become, no matter how much wickedness and sin creeps into the Church, the treasure of the Church remains—not financial treasure, mind you, but the treasure of life in Christ, especially through the Eucharist.
Watch this short video to understand this great treasure:
FRAMERS, IT’S TIME TO SHARE YOUR TALENT!
We are looking for some parishioners graced with the talent of framing walls. If you are skilled in this area and would like to share your talent on a project here at St. Nicholas, please contact Karen in the parish office, 952-461-2403 x3 or
Register for Group Event
PROGRESSIVE DINNER GROUP EVENT
9/6/19, 6:30 P.M.
We have room for a few more to join us!
$70/person, Limited to 12 Adults
Fun and fellowship are what group events are all about!
You'll start out the evening with appetizers and the main course at Dywane and Maggie Schumacher's home and end the evening with desserts and cordials at Shawn and Alice Overgaard's home.
YOUNG ADULTS GATHERING, 8/23, 6:30 P.M.
There are some college-aged and recent college graduates who are interested in meeting to discuss how the young adults of St.Nicholas could meet up and maybe join in on some of the other Young Adult events in our surrounding communities.
They have some great ideas they want to share.
Let's meet on Friday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m. on the St. Nicholas patio for some social time, games, and more.
YOUTH GROUP END OF SUMMER BASH,
8/25, 6:00 P.M.
Attention ALL 9-12th Graders! If you never attended youth group, no worries! No time like the present and we would LOVE to have you here. For all who have attended youth group, we are excited to see you! Let’s catch up about our summer joys, play some games, have some SMORES after the CORE TEAM grill some hamburgers and hotdogs for us!
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ALUMNI & COMMUNITY
Friday, September 13, 2019
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
CreeksBend Golf Course, New Prague
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