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Life News in Brief - May 2016

The Northern Cross - May 2016
Life News in Brief

Baby shower for life in Tower

St. Martin Church’s quilt ministry in Tower has once again partnered with the Women’s Care Center in Duluth. WCC is happy to be getting baby quilts from the ministry but have many more needs. During May, the quilt ministry is sponsoring its “Fill the Basinet” event — a baby shower for life. All items and money donated will be given to the Women’s Care Center. Specific items that WCC needs are cash to be used to purchase 30-day bus passes; $10 to $15 increment gift cards for Super One Foods/Cub Foods/Walmart; travel size lotions, hand sanitizers, chap sticks, small gifts for mothers (these items are included in the pregnancy gift bags); infant safety and hygiene kits; baby gates; infant sleeper pajamas; infant and toddler toys; infant carriers; and boppy pillows and covers. Donations may be placed in the basinet located at the front entrance of the church at 108 N. Second St., Tower. Please help fill the basinet for the Women’s Care Center. Questions may be directed to Maryann at (218) 753-4310.

Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in Prior Lake

An upcoming Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat is scheduled for Aug. 5-7 in Prior Lake. Financial assistance is available for those unable to pay, and registrations are kept in the strictest confidence and privacy. Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild, and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities is an approved nonprofit site of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries. They offer the Catholic version of Rachel’s Vineyard retreats, and women and men of all faiths are welcome to attend. The weekend team consists of one or two priests, a licensed professional counselor, a site leader and two or three team members. Everyone on the team is a volunteer, as there are no paid positions. The priests and counselors are very gentle and compassionate, with a lot of experien e in healing ministries. Please contact Rachel’s vineyard at or (763) 250-9313 (confidential voice-mail) for a registration form.