St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has a Grief Group. Losing one's partner, one's soul mate, one's spouse or a child "demands" the greatest inner strength one can apply, and it requires the help and wisdom of fellow grief travelers. All are welcome to join for any or all of our gatherings. The next gathering is Wed., Dec. 15 at 1:00pm.
Please contact Carol at the parish office if you have any questions.
In Memory of Sister Bridget Donaldson OSB
For thirty-seven years Sister Bridget served our parish and touched the Gospel to the lives of many people in our
community and beyond. We miss her dearly. Many people have asked how to honor her and what can be done to establish a fitting and permanent memorial to her and God’s good work in her.
The pastoral council has considered various options. At the October meeting the council enthusiastically supported the commissioning of a sculpture called The Last Supper by sculptor Timothy Schmalz of Canada. As can be seen in the
accompanying photo the sculpture depicts our Lord at table giving himself to us in the Breaking of Bread (Eucharist). The twelve empty seats invite people to sit at Christ’s table to be fed with his body and blood and to be his disciples in the world today.
St. James Parish in Eau Claire commissioned the work several years ago and it can be viewed outside the parish church. Sister Bridget saw the work of art and was deeply impressed by it and joyful in her praise.
Those of us who had the good fortune to know Sister Bridget recognize two essentials in her life: her
hunger for Christ in Eucharist and her hunger to welcome him in the stranger and the unexpected guest. The
sculpture opens our eyes to Christ in the Eucharist and finds in Eucharist the strength to serve him in the least and little.
We invite you to honor Sister Bridget through your contribution to this work of art. At the same time your
contribution will inspire generations of people to see Christ in the Eucharist and in the least of our sisters and brothers.
The sculpture costs about $27,000. The table, stools, installation and landscaping will bring the total cost to about $60.000. When sufficient funds are donated, the parish will commission Mr. Schmalz. He estimates about one year for the work to be completed.
This month of November we pray for Sister Bridget and all our beloved dead. May the angels and saints come to meet them.
We thank you for your contribution to this important effort. Please make your gift payable to the parish but be sure to indicate that is offered in memory of Sister Bridget.
The Lord be with you.
St. Elizabeth’s Pastoral Council
Father John Parr
Please Note: A model of the
sculpture is on display in the gathering area. Please stop and take look!
To Donate Online: Sr. Bridget Memorial