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Christmas Sign- UPs
SVDP will be holding Christmas Sign - Ups for gifts on the following days:
Monday and Tuesday Oct 26th and Oct 27th 10-12pm
Monday and Tuesday Nov 2nd and Nov 3rd 6-8pm
All sign-ups will be in the small hall of the parish center. Entry will be thru the glass doors of the large hall.
MASKS are mandatory for all adults and children.
Proof of residence is REQUIRED. Milford Residents ONLY
If you need an interpreter , please bring someone with you.
Please note, we will only be doing one gift per child this year.
Closing Date is November 20th.
Catholic hospital’s pinwheels celebrate discharge of COVID-19 patients
Annie Burford, a respiratory clinical specialist at Franciscan Health Indianapolis, stands amid the Pinwheel Garden of Hope and Health Aug. 27, 2020. Each pinwheel represents a COVID-19 patient who has returned to health.
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Annie Burford smiles when she sees the pinwheels twirling in the afternoon breeze, forming a multicolor celebration of life.
As a respiratory clinical specialist for Franciscan Health, Burford delights in knowing that each of the 466 pinwheels represents a COVID-19 patient who has been discharged from the health care system’s Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals to date.
And the 42-year-old mother of two savors sharing the story of the patient she thought of when she planted one of the pinwheels in what has become known as the Pinwheel Garden of Hope and Health.
“She was the first person we were able to get off the ventilator,” said Burford, who was instrumental in setting up the Indianapolis hospital’s COVID Cohort Unit in March. “When that happened, all the nurses and all the respiratory therapists stood outside the room and cheered for the patient. It was so awesome.”
So was the send-off the woman received on the day she was released from the hospital.
“The hospital announced they were going to play the ‘Rocky’ (theme) song when she was discharged,” Burford said. “They were playing the song, and employees were lined up in the hospital as they brought her down in a wheelchair. Everyone was clapping and cheering. She had her arms raised up. She was so excited to leave. It was very emotional.”
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The God Minute October 16th Heal the World
Catholic author of popular mystery novels has personal story of faith, grace
Mystery novelist Susan Furlong holds a paperback copy of her book "Splintered Silence" from the book shelves of a department store in Champaign, Ill.
“The source of justice is not vengeance but charity.”
This quote from St. Bridget of Sweden appears just before Chapter 1 of Susan Furlong’s latest mystery novel, “Shattered Justice.”
But you won’t find “Shattered Justice” in your local Catholic bookstore. The third and final installment of Furlong’s popular Bone Gap Travellers series, like its predecessors, is gritty crime fiction.
There are gruesome murders to solve, a protagonist who struggles with addictions as she confronts personal demons from her past, and examples of bigotry experienced by an ethnic group in rural Tennessee.
So let the debate begin on whether Susan Furlong-Bolliger — a member of St. Thomas Parish in Philo, Illinois — is a Catholic who is a writer or a Catholic writer. But spend any time with this delightful mother of four and you’ll realize the answer is no mystery.
Furlong is both. She is a faith-filled Catholic and a gifted storyteller.
“Being Catholic is all that I am,” she told The Catholic Post, newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria, in a recent interview at her family’s suburban home just south of Champaign, Illinois. “Writing is what I do.”
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on Friday, October 16 at 1:33PM