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is now obsolete!)
As that continues, you may come across some broken links or pages missing a header and menu.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Week of December 9, 2013
A phrase from yesterday's second reading (for the Second Sunday of Advent) jumped out at me. It was a description I don't remember ever hearing before: "the God of endurance and encouragement."
How caregivers need both of those!
As you well know, caregiving is a marathon, not a sprint. It can take endurance to continue . . . day after day, night after night, complication after complication, concern on top of concern on top of concern.
And it can take courage. Not an absence of fear -- is that even possible? -- but a hanging on, and a moving forward, despite so many fears.
May the God of endurance and encouragement be with you and your loved one this week, and always.
As we've done for the past several years, we want to recommend the Creighton University Online Ministries site that offers all kinds of material for making your Advent 2014 great one.
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Thank you so much to those who have donated to the 2013-2014 Annual Appeal!
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This week we're so pleased to welcome Winnifred J. from Connecticut as the newest member of the Friends of St. John the Caregiver. Please keep her and her intentions in your prayers. She has promised to pray for you and yours.
And again this week we cordially invite you to join the Friends of St. John the Caregiver! (FSJC's programs include YourAgingParent.com and CatholicCaregivers.com.) You can find out more about becoming a member here.
No meetings, no dues. All we ask is that you pray for caregivers and those receiving care. Our members include caregivers, care-receivers, and those who support both (including quite a few former caregivers).
God bless you!
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