May 11, 2020
The spring is at the door, and hopefully pushing this bad Coronavirus away from us! As the confinement rules are being eased in Colorado and Jefferson County, we'll try to do our traditional Spring Volunteer Day on Saturday May 23rd, with all the possible precautions due to the situation. We'll keep our usual schedule: 7:30am Mass followed by breakfast, then work until Midday Prayer at 12:45pm followed by lunch, then work again until 5pm. However, the Mass, breakfast and lunch will be held outdoors, while keeping the social distancing, and we won't be having Vespers and the adoration at the end of the day this time. As the mornings are still chill up here in the mountains, please dress warm if you come for the Mass and breakfast. We also strongly suggest that those of you who are in a risk group would join us rather in prayer this time. Depending on the number of participants, we will have our traditional chainsawing of the fallen trees, mulching branches and splitting logs for firewood, as well as weed whacking, but the priority this time will be on 3 other projects: building up the new stairs from the "Patience" cabin to the Dome House, planting flowers next to the Dome House, and cleaning up a few of the stralling trails on the property.
On each project we'll have a group of no more than 10 people. That is why it is extremely important for our planning to know in advance the exact number of participants, so we may plan the work in a way as safe as possible. Because of that, we ask you to register for the Work Day by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday May 21st. Please let us know how many people would be coming with you, what kind of tools will you bring (chainsaw? weed wacker? gardening tools?), if you're bringing flowers to plant, and whether you will be coming for Mass and/or breakfast and/or lunch. As usual, If you cannot make it for the whole day, you're very welcome to join us just for the morning, or just for the afternoon - even if it's only for an hour or two!
A heartfelt thanks for your friendship and help, which is all the more necessary in these difficult times!
Br. Francis of the Child Jesus
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