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CHRIST'S LOVE

 

April 2002 Vol. 10 No.7
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Web Page: Our page keeps expanding! Pictures from the Girls' Echo 224 joined the photos from this year's previous Echo weekends. The "An OLD TIMER"S PHOTO ALBUM"continues to grow with many new pictures added. ECHO TRIVIA is up and running and ten new questions will be added. Remember you can print applications from the site so you'll never be without!
In addition we are adding two new links which we hope will be of interest to our younger generation (and some older ones too.) "lifeteen" and "bustedhalo". Check them out!

ECHO 225 will begin on Friday, April 5th and the closing will be held at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, on Sunday April 7th at 7 p.m. Plan to support the team and candidates with your palanca. Once again we remind you that PALANCA means prayer and sacrifice, the lifting of our hearts and minds to Jesus to ask Him to touch the hearts of the candidates and fill them with His Spirit.

The Palanca room, located in the Centerville Recreation Building on Main St., will be open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Palanca room will not be open on Sundays.

The theme of the weekend will be With Arms Open Wide from the song by Creed:

Well I just heard the news today, It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes, begin to pray, Then tears of joy stream down my face.
With arms open wide, - Under the sunlight, -Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything with arms open wide.
Well I don't know if I'm ready to be the man I have to be
I'll take a breath, take her by my side. We stand in awe,
We've created life with arms open wide. Now everything has changed
I'll show you love, I'll show you everything with arms open wide
If I had just one wish, only one demand, I hope he's just like me.
I hope he understands that he can take this life and hold it by the hand
And he can greet the world with arms open wide.

ECHO 225: Rector: David Ryan, Inside Assistant: Jim Buckman, Outside Assistant: Mike Dimestico, Spiritual Directors: Fr. Mark Hession, Fr. Bill Penderghest, Fr. Ken Gumbert, Ideals: Matt Bolinder Paschal Mystery: Fr. Kin Gumbert, Witness to Paschal Mystery: Adam Hamblin, Penance: Fr. Mark Hession , Witness to Penance: Chris Bocelli, Community of Love: Charlie Ferullo Piety: Brian Bodio , Choosing a Christian Life: Tim Acton, Signs and Communications: Fr. Bill Penderghest Marriage: Dave and Rosemary Akin, Christ the Man - Christ in Man and Woman: Peter Sullivan, People of God in the World:Pat Mahoney, Confidence in Christ: Paul Riley Christian in Action: Andrew Caplice, Fourth Day: David Ryan

LENTEN PROGRAM: A special program of Stations of the Cross is planned for March 26th at Christ the King Reunion at 7 p.m. This would be a special time for all of our ECHO community to join together to pray and remember all that Jesus did for love of us.

YOUTH BOARD: Due to the fact that Easter Sunday falls on the day the Youth Board meets usually meets, plans were discussed for meeting on Saturday 30th. (depending on the availability of the Barnstable Recreation Center) Watch for details and time 'on line' from Judy.

Palanca Room: Thanks to Kerry Martin, Melissa Beck, and Ryan King for all their hard work coordinating the palanca for the girls ECHO. Joe Barrett, Andrea Pesci, and Kelley Haskins will be heading up the Palanca Room for Echo 225. Please visit the Palanca Room and sign up to help with meal serving, and driving the candidates to the closing.

ECHO 224 -Many thanks to Deanna Barrows, team and candidates for your joyful sharing at the closing. Your honest and joyful sharing filled our hearts with renewed spirit and love.

WEEKLY REUNIONS: Tuesday: Christ the King - 7:00 p.m. Thursday: Our Lady of Victory - 7:30 p.m.

PRAYERS are requested for Rita Goveia who is seriously ill, for the Goveia family, for the Victims of the Attack on America and their grieving families on their six month anniversary, for David Ryan and his team as they prepare for their weekends; for the sick, for those suffering from Aids, cancer, and addictions, for the homeless and lonely, for those in recovery programs, for the unemployed, and for all who have no one to pray for them, that they may feel the comforting Presence of Christ. Tuesday is ECHO prayer day.

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