Hello Dominican Family,
We hope you enjoyed a relaxing Labor
Day weekend. As you prepare for the week ahead, we wanted to share some
information about what’s coming up for our every active Dominican
Family this fall. You will also note a new segment you will see in
coming Flocknotes – “Getting to know you!” It will feature new insights
about someone you thought you knew or perhaps haven’t yet met. At the
end of the note, please enjoy reading more about our featured DF member
this month – Denise Stasio.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Monday, September 12/6:00 p.m. Social Time – 6:30 p.m.
We will have our traditional potluck
supper and have a speaker, Nancy Sterling from Chapelwood Methodist
Church, who will guide us through Centering Prayer.
Sunday, October 2/2:00 p.m.
This daytime Mass will take the place
of our usually scheduled evening gathering in October. It is a chance
for anyone who has yet to make their re-commitment to Dominican Family.
Thursday, October 6
Join us at Walking Stick Brewery in
the Heights for some fun and brews. Check out their website Walking Stick Brewing Company
The Poverty Committee Bicycle Drive
The Nativity Academy needs 4
additional new - 20-inch bicycles and 4 medium bike helmets (2 of each
for boys and 2 of each for girls) – for their PE classes. The Poverty
Committee is coordinating the drive and has already secured 2 bicycles.
If you would donate a bike or a helmet or wish to pitch towards the
purchase of a bike or helmet, please contact Shawn Callaghan at email@example.com... . Thank you in
advance for your generous support!
Over the last two years, we have not
needed to make a public ask for support of the Dominican Family. We are
grateful for those members who have made contributions during this time
to support expenses for our DF website hosting, Flocknote services, Commitment
Mass, and hospitality. Gratefully, we can once again resume more
engagement opportunities that sometimes have additional expenses such
as speaker fees. At our Opening Gathering, we will have envelopes on
the tables for you to make a volunteer gift in support of our
activities. At this time, we are able to take cash and check donations
only (no electronic payments.)
You can also support the DF by
purchasing Dominican Family stickers for $5.00/each
- see the logo above for an example. These 3”
circular vinyl stickers are great for putting on your water bottles,
notebooks, car window, bumper, or wherever you want to have a reminder
that you are a Dominican. Please bring cash so you can have a sticker
or two of your very own.
Dominican Family T-Shirts
Haven’t ordered your T-shirt yet?
There’s still time! Just click on the link below and be ready for your
next workday, protest, or just for hanging around a day where a
Dominican connection with the community is your goal. There are two
versions of the t-shirts: 1) black t-shirts with a white logo, and 2)
white t-shirts with a black logo. All t-shirts will be produced after
the order closing date of
September 16. and distributed at the following
gathering. Leslie Pruski will be available at the September 12
meeting to submit a t-shirt order if you need assistance with
navigating the order link.
But wait, would you like something a
little more formal to let people know you’re a member of the family?
Mary Gagelhoff has links and instructions for individuals
to order on their own a Land’s End polo shirt with a
collar sporting the Dominican Family logo. Please contact Mary for more
information at: firstname.lastname@example.org...
YOUR HELP! The first Dominican Family Gathering in September will be a
potluck dinner, so look forward to a fun evening of cuisine! For the
event to be a success, the hospitality committee needs your help!
Please click on the link below to sign up to bring a food item, and
help with the setup and/or cleanup.
DF - September 12 - Meeting Potluck Sign-Up
are also needed to bring snacks to the Formation Gatherings. These
meetings are held the Monday following our gatherings. By volunteering,
you will have a chance to connect to people in formation. Please
consider signing up as an individual or as a group of 2 to 3. Please
note, that the total number of attendants will not be available until
September. Click on this link to sign up:
DF Hospitality for Formation Gatherings - Sign Up
case, here are the two website addresses if the links do not work:
Contact Lauren Wasielewski at email@example.com
In summary, we have many fun things
coming up and opportunities to show your Dominican pride on t-shirts
and stickers. Don’t forget to reach out to committee chairs for info on
what they are doing—they’d love to hear from you even if you aren’t
able to join the meetings. See all the committees and contact info at
our DF website.
We are looking forward to seeing
everyone in September and throughout the fall semester.
Many Blessings to All,
Mary Gangelhoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Schockling email@example.com
Maria Burdick firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Mayes email@example.com
THANK YOU Dominican Family from the 4th Graders at the
Nativity Academy, for the new bicycles!