Local Spotlight (372)

July, 2018

Dear Friends,

Have you ever had a plan in mind and at the end of the plan realize that the result wasn’t exactly what you

 thought it might be? That sounds just like life.  Think about where you are today. 

Did you plan to be in this place, doing whatever it is you are doing? I wonder if the saints planned to be saints? 

Did the apostles know that they would help spread the new church?  

At the end of her life did Bernadette wonder how it all happened?  All she wanted was fire wood.  

Who gave these people the strength to do extraordinary things?  Why did they cooperate with 

God’s plan and not just continue their own?  

The thing is when we cooperate with God’s plan astonishing and wonderful events occur. 

 Looking back, we know that it was God and we just permitted him to use us. 

 On the other hand, when we don’t allow God’s plan to proceed and we follow our own the results

are usually mistakes, if not catastrophic, causing all kinds of negative events.  The choice is always ours.  

Do we choose God’s will or our own? How do we recognize God’s plan?  Think about that for a minute.    

We invite you to continue listening to the Lord, as Mary requests, by attending three days of prayer to St. Ann and 

St. Joachim, Jesus’ grandparents, July 24, 25 and 26. There will be 7:00 PM rosary followed by Mass. Fr. Peter Kovacina

 will be conducting the Triduum.  In August we also remind you of the novena for the Assumption from August 7th through August 15th.

 Are you serious about doing the Lord’s will?  Then take advantage of our prayer opportunities. Join us!  

Please join us for our steak roast to be held on July 21st.   Reservations are due by July 15th.   

Tickets are $20 pick up a flyer with more information. We really need your help.  Thank you!

 

In the Trinity,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

 

Prayer for Vocations

Holy Mary, you were so generous and immediate in giving your yes to God, inspire young women and 

men to follow your example by voicing their yes to God as you did.  As a Mother, we respectfully request that

 you petition your Son for us, to awaken in the hearts of young people the courage and insight to follow His way 

of life as a Religious. If we may be so bold, dearest mother, may we petition that these young people are guided to

 help carry on the work of all Religious Orders, but most especially the Order of the Most Holy Trinity?

 We ask that as we ask all things through your Son Jesus. Amen

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O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament Divine all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine!

Monday, 09 July 2018 09:51

Motivational Monday 7-9-18

Infinite options

This moment has infinite options. Commit to one and follow through on it.

Seek to make the best choice, but don’t put all of your energy into merely making the choice. Decide, and then act on your decision.

You may not always make the perfect choice, or think of everything that could go wrong or go right. But go ahead, make the choice and then move forward with it.

You’re likely to have doubts, second thoughts, third thoughts. As those thoughts come, keep taking action anyway.

A one-hundred-percent perfect plan is of no use if the plan is not executed. So put thought into crafting a reasonably good plan and then direct your energy into making it happen.

Embrace life’s many options, but don’t let the endless choices overwhelm you. Pick a specific path, act on it, and transform your choice into real value.

— Ralph Marston


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Monday, 02 July 2018 13:36

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 07/14/18

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The opioid crisis has been devastating the United States for over twenty years now. Unfortunately, one of the reasons the crisis has been so severe is because the data has been significantly flawed. Greg joins Linda Poon, Assistant Editor at City Lab, to discuss her article “The Race to Learn What’s Really Happening in the Opioid Crisis.” Poon speaks to the city of Cary, NC and how it is using an experimental robot called the Biobot to mine data. One of the ways Cary is tracking and gathering data is by placing the Biobot in manholes around the city to collect samples of wastewater. These sewage samples are being tested for the concentration of opioid metabolites, which is what gets flushed out of the system after the person consumes opioids. 

 
Also commenting on the podcast is Mike Bajorek, the Deputy Town Manager for Cary, NC. Bajorek commented on the fact that Biobot is able to deliver data in real time and also pinpoint the demographics from the locations the samples are coming from to build a new set of data. This gives city officials the ability to pinpoint regions within Cary to see what opioids are being used, where they are being used and how much people are using. With this unique dataset, cities can target how and where to delegate resources that will help fight the epidemic.
Monday, 02 July 2018 13:33

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 07/07/18

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This week’s podcast features Brandon Chrostowski, founder of Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute. Edwins is an organization that exists to provide skilled training and a number of resources to ex-offenders. 6 million people in the US are imprisoned or under community control and face dozens of obstacles after their release. Employment is one of the largest obstacles they face when attempting to re enter society. It is a vital aspect of their journey because it can help ensure that these offenders don’t become repeat offenders upon their release. Unfortunately, about 60% of ex-offenders are still unemployed up to a year after imprisonment.
 
Edwins seeks to give these people a second chance. Their belief is that every human being deserves a fair and equal future, regardless of their past. Hear how this foundation is equipping individuals with skills and resources that will open up countless opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Monday, 02 July 2018 09:18

Motivational Monday 7-2-18

Get to the point

The point of this day is to make new progress and enrich all of life. Get to the point and get it done.

You’re here in this time and place to make a positive difference. Get to work doing what you’re here to do.

Let your strong sense of purpose pierce through the complexity, distractions, difficulties and temptations. With unwavering focus, do what you know is best, what is meaningful, what is good.

If you discover you’ve wandered a little off course, don’t waste time letting it bring you down. Just reorient yourself in a purposeful direction, and step forward with an even stronger commitment.

You have great things to get done today. Get to the point, stick with it, and enjoy the sweet fulfillment of your focus and persistence.

This very moment overflows with potential value. Get to the point, and make that value yours.

— Ralph Marston


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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10:08

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 06/30/18

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This week Greg sat down with Dr. Pat Ensminger to discuss an alternative therapy for pain treatment. It is fairly common to treat non-cancerous pain with prescription opioids. Unfortunately, one in four patients struggle with addiction to these medicines, as millions of prescriptions are written each year for pain. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, yet extremely effective alternative form of treatment.
 
Dr. Ensminger discusses how chiropractors are introducing a new standard of care to break the dependency on opioids for pain management, even in the emergency room. North America consumes roughly 90% of the world’s opioid medicines, which is sometimes due to an individual seeking a “quick fix.” Often times a chiropractic plan can alleviate pain with treatment, and in some cases, even fix the problem better than prescription drugs. Hear how this strategic treatment can stop the dependency on pain pills and prevent putting people in danger of opioid addiction.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:58

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 06/23/18

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This week’s podcast features John Mabry, director of Public Outreach for the Addiction Campuses. John has a degree in counseling, an award-winning public speaker and a background in the film industry. Rubbing shoulders with A-listers and working twelve years in the Screen Actors Guild, he seemed to have everything in his life going for him. He even landed a job working with best-selling financial author Dave Ramsey. All that changed for John in March 2011. 
 
Listen to John’s story and hear of his descent into addiction, struggles with mental health and how he uses his hardships to help others today. Find out how one tragic car accident and the death of his brother inspired John to lead a Drug-Free Workplace Training initiative that is changing lives forever.

Knights and Lady Knights of Our Lady of Lourdes

21281 Chardon Rd.

Euclid, OH. 44117

216-481-8232

Annual Steak Roast

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Serving from 4:30-6:45 PM

Grilled 8oz steak Corn on the cob Baked Potato Salad Bread & Butter Coffee/Tea Dessert

By Reservation Only-due July 15, 2018

(Tickets will be picked up at the door)

Tickets for dinner and raffle (three drawings for $100.00 each) will be $20.00.  

Tickets for dinner only will be $15.00.  

You may purchase extra raffle tickets for $5 per ticket at the dinner. (No Refunds)

The price of the basket raffle tickets this year will be 1 ticket for 

$1.00 and 6 for $5.00.  (Keep this portion as a reminder)

Please Print and Return the Bottom Portion with Your Payment on or Before July 15, 2018  

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Name:______________________________________________

Address____________________ City______________ Zip______

Phone_______________  Email: 

Number of tickets:________$20.00  ______$15.00  Amount enclosed

Would you like to sponsor a dinner for one of the Sisters?   

We cannot attend, but would like to make a donation of 

Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

21281 Chardon Rd.

Euclid, Ohio 44117

216-481-8232

 

Dear Friend, June 11, 2018

We hope that all is well with you and your family. We at Our Lady of Lourdes

Shrine would once again like to invite you, to The Knights and Lady Knights of

Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Steak Roast. We hope that you had the chance to

attend last year and can return this year. Of course please bring a friend or friends.

The Steak Roast will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM

(serving times). All tickets will be sold by reservation only, due by July 15, 2018,

RSVP only no refunds. The menu will consist of a grilled 8oz. steak, corn on the cob,

baked potato, salad, dessert, bread and butter and coffee or tea. One ticket will be $20

for the dinner and a chance at three $100 drawings to be held 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM, and

7:00 PM. A ticket for just the dinner is $15. There will be an opportunity to purchase more

tickets for the $100 raffle at $5 per ticket. The price for the basket raffle this year will be

one ticket for $1.00 and 6 tickets for $5.00.

It takes an astronomical amount of funds to just maintain the Shrine. Because of the

age of the property every year we continue to have many unforeseen problems. The water

lines, like old arteries, continue to need repair. So, we appreciate the support that you give

us by attending these fundraisers. Thank you for your generous help.

If you feel so inclined and it is within your means, then please sponsor a Sister by paying

for their ticket. Thank you if you can. Enclosed you will find a reservation form. Feel free to

copy that form for your friends. All of you remain in our prayers.

 

 

God’s blessings,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

Monday, 18 June 2018 08:47

Motivational Monday 6-18-18

Attitude upgrade

Take note of the attitude you’ve carried into this day. Is it helping you right now, or hurting you?

Is your attitude pushing you toward what you wish to achieve? Then you have an excellent day in store.

But what if your attitude is hindering you, blocking you from fulfilling your intentions? Do you think you could set it aside for a while?

Your attitude right now is yours to choose. If that attitude is not serving you well, you’re entirely free to immediately change it.

Yes, it really is that easy. Once you decide to have a more positive attitude, it is already yours.

So if necessary, make that decision, and upgrade your attitude. It’s free, it’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s very much in your best interest.

— Ralph Marston


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