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Mass was held on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. in church by pastor Father Ron Voisin for the Intentions of the Living and Deceased members of the St. Boniface Catholic Women’s League.  The meeting was held in the Edward Halter Home.

CORRESPONDENCE:  An email was received from the Diocese regarding the movie “Unplanned”.  The DVD should not be shown at this time.  “There is a licensing agreement/contract that must be entered into before a movie can be shown to a public group, even if there is to be no charge.”  The Diocese is working on this license.

It is 50 years of Abortion – A Time to Cherish Human Life.  There is a conference taking place on the weekend of Oct. 4 & 5 at the Holiday Inn & Conference Centre in Guelph.  There are 11 speakers slated to speak.  To register visit alliancefor life.org or call (519) 824-7797 or email aflo@mgl.ca

COMMUNITY LIFE & COMMUNICATIONS: Diane Strickler invited the ladies on behalf of the Bloomingdale Women’s Institute to a trip to New Hamburg to see Calendar Girls  which is put on by the New Hamburg Community Players.  Calendar Girls is one of the most touching, complex and relatable shows. It is about a Women’s Institute in England who do a  calendar to raise money for an important cause, but the friendships, friction, and situations these characters live through feel so real.   This play is a true story of friendship and loss, of conflict and healing.  For those interested please contact Grace Alton – galton@live.ca>

The ladies are also invited to the next Bloomingdale meeting on October 7th at 7:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale United Church.   The program will have members forcing bulbs for winter enjoyment and will be shown how to have flowers off-season. Those interested are asked to please contact Sharon Bettridge (sbettridge63@outlook.com) so she will have enough pots and bulbs.

The Carmel of St. Joseph Fall Mini-Retreat & Grocery Shower will be on Saturday Sept. 21 from 10:45 – 2 p.m.  Mass preceded by the Rosary.  Guest speaker is Father Dan Lobsinger.  

Best Friends of Big Sisters Fashion Show & Afternoon Tea will be held at Meadow Acres Garden Centre, Sunday, October 28th, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. $45 per person, includes: Tea & Coffee, Light Lunch, Cash Wine Bar, Reserved Seating, Fashion Show, Shopping Discounts, Raffles, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Featuring the Region’s Best Bakeries & Eateries. Doors open at 12:30 PM, with the event kicking off at 1:00 PM.  Tickets: In Person: Debit / Cash / Charge Card,  2315 Queen Street, Petersburg (Wilmot), ON or by Phone: Charge Card (519) 634-5479. 

CARD CONVENOR – Maria O’Drowsky sent 3 get well, 2 thinking of you, 4 sympathy and 1 anniversary cards.

NEW BUSINESS: A reminder of the  MARYHILL HERITAGE PARK FISH FRY to be held at the Maryhill Heritage Community Centre, 58 St. Charles St., E., Maryhill. Saturday, September 28th , 2019.  12 noon to 7 p.m.  Eat in or take out.  No reservations.  Service in order of arrival. Fresh cut fries with haddock fish served with coleslaw, tartar sauce and lemon.   1 pc dinner $14-  2 pc  $16- Hot dog platter $5.  In house dinning-children 12 & under are half price for 1 piece dinner. Dessert  & refreshments are available.  CASH  ONLY! If possible, please call ahead for take out. Phone (519) 648-2939. 

A  special mailing will be going out shortly regarding the gift cards, CWL membership and what we all do along with information about the December Christmas party as well as information regarding the collection of items for the Sanguen Health Centre and the collection of pop can tabs.

Reminders were made about Vegas Night on Saturday Nov. 16th at the Bridgeport Rod and Gun and the Valentine Dinner on Saturday February 8th at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre.

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