News Item – Interfaith Thankfulness Service

Dear Friends,

For those in the Winona Area, I wanted you to know of the Interfaith Service of Thankfulness being held tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational church in Winona, 161 West Broadway.  The service is being sponsored by the Winona Interfaith Council and is being led by Pastor Rachel Riggle of Grace Presbyterian and Pastor Howie Tobak of First Congregational.  This service will be a time for people of all faith backgrounds to come together and give thanks for all our blessings. EVERYONE is welcome! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be there as we have Thanksgiving company coming in tomorrow evening, but I wanted you all to be aware of this opportunity.
Peace and love,
Pastor Kathy

News Item–Collection for Puerto Rico

I am writing today to let you know about a special collection that we will take the next two weekends at Mass, Sunday, October 15, and Saturday, October 21. In other words, both collections for the two weekends will go for Puerto Rico and their needs in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The board decided to send our collection to Map International, a group that gives back to the needy, 100% of what is collected. The group works primarily to assist people in getting their medications.
In order to make this collection a bit more fun, there will be a few items for sale: Beautiful greeting cards, yummy homemade raspberry and blackberry jams, and possibly some homemade pickles that are to die for! (:
So friends, you can choose to give and take a little something home with you or simply give your monetary contribution to this worthy and needy cause. I would ask that you make checks out to All Are One Catholic church for any items you purchase or you may pay for items with cash–just put it all in the collection basket. The items for sale will be individually priced so come early as these will go fast!
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Peace and love, Pastor Kathy

News Item – Revised

Dear Friends,

I just received an updated version from Pastor Dick Dahl of the previous news item–please use this one in future to refer to this opportunity. Thanks–Pastor Kathy

THE RED BOOT WAY

Anyone who yearns for a deeper and more compassionate approach to how we engage with each other is invited to participate in a Red Boot Way group.

The Red Boot Way (formerly known as the Red Book Coalition) was begun by Molly Barker. The name was inspired by the gift of a pair of red boots from her two kids on her 50th birthday. Having participated in a Washington DC bi-partisan commission seeking ways to bridge the political divide in Congress, Molly decided the problem was bigger than Congress. It was all of us.

Molly traveled from Charlotte, NC to Las Vegas, Nevada listening to hundreds of people who talked about their fears, concerns and hopes. Many themes emerged from this wide variety of conversations and these became the foundation on which she created an 11 step program to give people a way to engage in honest sharing and compassionate listening. In the Red Boot 11 Steps we create places where people feel safe, connected, and loved.

I have been through the 11 Step program and have recently completed training to guide a group. It will consist of people who agree to meet once a week for an hour for eleven weeks. Each meeting focuses on one of the 11 Steps. which are listed below. The guidelines are to speak only for oneself by using words like “I” or “my” and avoiding saying “you” or “we.”  No one has to speak and can pass when their turn comes if they prefer. Participants are guided to avoid the urge to fix, save, advise, or correct anyone else, and simply to compassionately listen to what others choose to share.

Step One: I am essential to myself, my family, and my community. I matter.

Step Two: I possess the power to positively influence all those with whom I come into contact. I am empowered.

Step Three: I am wonderfully and imperfectly human, with my own story and experiences. I am transparent.

Step Four: I can choose what and whom I allow to influence my mind, body, and personal environment. I am intentional.

Step Five: I approach those I meet with positive intent and likewise assume they come to me with positive intent. I am open.

Step Six: I am more peaceful and centered when I take time every day to be in stillness. I am grounded.

Step Seven: I humbly put aside my own agenda and listen with my whole heart before responding. I am present.

Step Eight: I approach my life and those in it with wonder and curiosity. I am curious.

Step Nine: Expressing gratitude is essential to my well-being and the well-being of my community. I am grateful.

Step Ten: When I practice these steps on a regular basis I gain and experience compassion for myself and others. I am compassionate.

Step Eleven: Living my life as outlined in these eleven steps positively impacts my life and the lives of those around me. I feel a new and joyful responsibility to serve my community.  I am engaged.

If you would like to participate in a Red Boot Group, please contact Dick Dahl by e-mail (richard.dahl580@gmail.com) or phone (507/453-9861

News Item – Red Boot Group

Dear Friends,

Pastor Dick Dahl has shared the following information with me about a group he plans to start and wanted you all to know about–it sounds as though it will be spiritually fulfilling. His contact information is below–please direct all inquiries to him. Thanks Dick for offering this group–blessings to all–Pastor Kathy


I would like to invite members of the All Are One Community to participate in a Red Boot group I am forming. A description of it follows.  Thanks, Dick

The Red Boot Way (formerly known as the Red Boot Coalition) was begun by Molly Barker. The name was inspired by the gift of a pair of red boots from her two kids on her 50th birthday. Having participated in a Washington DC bi-partisan commission seeking ways to bridge the political divide in Congress, Molly decided the problem was bigger than Congress. It was all of us.

Molly traveled from Charlotte, NC to Las Vegas, Nevada listening to hundreds of people who talked about their fears, concerns and hopes. Many themes emerged from this wide variety of conversations and these became the foundation on which she created an 11 step program to give people a way to engage in honest sharing and compassionate listening. In the Red Boot 11 Steps we create places where people feel safe, connected, and loved.

I have been through the 11 Step program a couple times and have recently completed training to guide a group. It will consist of people who agree to meet one a week for an hour for eleven weeks. Each meeting focuses on one of the 11 Steps. which are listed below (in very condensed form).  The guidelines are to speak only for oneself by using words like “I” or “my” and avoiding saying “you” or “we.”  No one has to speak but can pass when their turn comes if they prefer to give the gift of compassionate listening. Participants are guided to avoid the urge to fix, save, advise, or correct anyone else.

Step One: We matter.

Step Two: We are empowered.

Step Three: We are transparent.

Step Four: We are intentional.

Step Five: We are open.

Step Six: We are trusting.

Step Seven: We are present.

Step Eight: We are joyful.

Step Nine: We are grateful.

Step Ten: We are whole.

Step Eleven: We are engaged.

If you would like to participate in a Red Boot Group, please contact Dick Dahl by e-mail (richard.dahl580@gmail.com) of phone (507/453-9861).

News Item – Francis and Clare Musical

Dear Friends,

As promised, here is the info for getting tickets to the Francis and Clare musical: This is at the Page Theater, St. Mary’s University.
Box Office Hours: 12 P.M. – 6 P.M  M-F
(507) 457-1715
Or online: go to Page Theater and the offerings are listed and you can purchase tickets
$18–adults
$10–students
August 4th and 5th 7:00 P.M.
August 6th 2:00 P.M.