You are encouraged to support our parish youth by attending their Jammin' in Jamaica fundraiser on Sunday, April 14th, after Mass. It will have something for everyone - food, games and a Silent Auction. All proceeds go to help our brothers and sisters in the second-poorest country in our hemisphere. Contact Laura Zoeller firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions - or contact one of our youth.
We ask that you pray for our parishioner Anna Hochstrasser, who is recovering from surgery. She is recuperating at Jefferson Place, 1705 Herr Lane-Room 203, Louisville, KY 40222. Anna may not yet be up to having visitors, but we think she would appreciate a card or note. Mary Jo Mattingly and her husband Deacon Gerry are at Vanderbilt University beginning her stem-cell transplant treatment and would appreciate your prayers and support. Please also pray for our other home-bound parishioners: Don Bealmear, Mary Hodges, and Nina Schultz.
The local food pantry also provides personal hygiene items, as well as laundry and cleaning supplies. We understand that they are running very low on these items and are well-stocked at this time with food. If you could donate some bath soap, deoderant, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, laundry detergent, paper products, etc., they would appreciate it - drop off in the baskets outside the parish offices.
P.S. I want to thank everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers as we continue our journey here at Vanderbilt. This is a wonderful place. We are in good hands here. The doctors, nurses and staff at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are doing great things to cure people of all kinds of cancers, and develop treatment strategies that do not have such a devastating effect on cancer patients lives that chemotherapy does. Please ask God to bless them and the work that they are doing here, Deacon Gerry