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These are hopeful times in the pro-life effort as the Supreme Court may in a forth coming opinion allow for greater protection of human life in the womb. The pro-life effort encompasses many different facets.  Ultimately, the goal is life and importantly to support mothers. One such effort is One Rose, One Life of the Knights of Columbus.   The One Rose, One Life collection at St. Francis and Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be the weekend of January 23rd.  Please consider supporting this collection in support of pro-life efforts.  

OLMC Paving Assessment Update
We met the paving assessment goal! Back in April I sent a letter out to parishioners seeking support given a large expense assessed to the parish. This occurred when the City of Tilden notified the parish of the assessed amount for the paving improvement that was done on 1st Street north of the Church.  The amount assessed to the parish was $26,107.33.  In support of paying this expense, 60 individuals/couples contributed a total of $29,182.33.  This is a testament to the parish!  Thank you for your generosity. Fr. Pat

Third Annual Christ Is Alive! Essay Contest
Open to students in grades 3 through 8 who are enrolled in Catholic school or parish religious education. The subject of the one page essay is to describe a moment the student felt close to God. Due March 31, 2022. 
    The winner receives $100 and a Bible. 
    The winner’s teacher or catechist receives $100 
    The winner’s class receives $100 for a class celebration, the winner’s school or parish receives $200.

Over $5000 in prizes will be awarded to two winners in each grade. More importantly, students who participate have a chance to reflect on their own experience of God and to proclaim the Good News that Christ Is Alive! Thousands of students have participated since the contest began. Visit the Christ Is Alive! Essay Contest webpage for contest details and entry forms.