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Next Board Meeting: February 6, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Council of Catholic Women is excited to present Bishop Barron's new DVD series,
"CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players" on six Thursday nights, 7:00 p.m., in the St. Francis Room.  
The dates are Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, and Apr. 6.
St. Francis of Assisi, the Reformer, radically and literally lived as Jesus commanded to transform the Church.
St. Thomas Aquinas, the Theologian, demonstrated that faith and reason are not at odds, as they come from the same source.
St. Catherine of Siena, the Mystic, gave testimony to the reality of the spiritual dimension here and beyond.
Blessed John Henry Newman, the Convert, left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith.
G.K. Chesterton, the Evangelist, publicly, humbly, and humorously announced the paradoxes and truth of Christianity.
Michelangelo, the Artist, dramatically demonstrated that beauty and creativity are a primary route of access to God.
No cost.
No registration.
Come when you can.
Men, women, teens welcome!  All are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Janet Wallace (630-739-1185 or mamajanw@comcast.net).
(St Francis is located at 1501 S. Boughton and please use the east doors.)

The JDCCW February Frolic event, "The Heart of Jesus," will be held on February 25, 2017, at Al's Steak House in Joliet.  
Luncheon and entertainment are featured.  
Reservations must be made in advance with your check for $25.00 and your entree choice to Gita Loring by February 12th. 

  Joliet North Will/Kendall Deanery
Council of Catholic Women
You are cordially invited to or annual
February Frolic
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Heart of Jesus”
11:30 Registration
12:00 pm Luncheon and Entertainment
Al’s Steak House
1990 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Please RSBVP by February 12, 2017
$25 per Person (see signup sheet)
Please indicate food choice
Please, ONE CHECK per Parish. No payment at the door.
Joyce Proudian (630-759-5849), e-mail yumyumcake@comcast.net
Please send check and signup sheet
Indicating meal choice (Roast Sirloin of Beef, Chicken Piccante, or Baked Scrod) to:
Check payable to: JNWK Deanery
Marion Schelli, 201Cider St.
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
The Council of Catholic Women has been providing grade level appropriate service opportunities for Religious Education students.  
Third and fourth grade students will be creating "blessings bags" for the homeless.  To accomplish this, we will be relying upon
generous contributions of supplies listed below.  Please bring items to the designated collection box the weekends of
January 28/29 and February 4/5 or to your child's RE class the weeks of January 30--February 10.
Blessing BagsBlessing Bags for the Homelessfor Homeless

 hand sanitizer
 wet wipes
 band-aids
 toothbrush
 toothpaste
 soap
 deodorant
 comb
 shampoo
 chapstick
 new socks
 new gloves
 granola bars
 individual pkgs of cheese/peanut butter/ tuna and crackers
 individual packs of peanuts, raisins, fruit and applesauce cups
 small water bottles
 gum and hard candy

Get your recipe books out and watch for details of a Council-sponsored CHILI COOK-OFF
to be held at St. Francis on March 4, 2017.

Next General Meeting: February 16, 2017

May Our Lady of Good Counsel's strength be with all of us.
I'd love to hear from you.