February 9, 2020

Dear Ladies of TASTE, 

Many of our TASTE women will remember that Marian always wore red to TASTE which was symbolic of inviting the HOLY SPIRIT to come and fill all of the members of TASTE with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.  As a remembrance of Marian's tradition and in the spirit of the upcoming Valentine's Day, please wear red this Thursday.

This week at TASTE  

  • NEW TALK -  We are pleased to welcome former TASTE member, Dr. Jessica Ptomey, who recently appeared on EWTN's The Journey Home.   Jessica will teach about "Intentional Living in a Secular World."    READ MORE .
  • SMALL GROUP - We will reflect on Fr. Walsh's talk, "Keeping Young Adults Catholic."  Reflection Questions and the talk are LINKED.
  • DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - A volunteer to lead the Chaplet is needed; Cathy F. is still on medical leave.
  • DONATIONS - The Sisters will NOT be at TASTE this week- please do not bring food this week.

Special Prayer Request:

  • RECENT REQUESTS-- Please pray for Donna Simms d'Almeida (who used to attend TASTE regularly) and her husband Innocent. Donna is recovering from spinal surgery and Innocent was also recently hospitalized.
  • CONTINUED REQUESTS -- Please continue prayers for: Kate Christianson, Ginny Linsenmeyer, Linda Johnson, Kay Robinson, Jan Scott and Cathy Farinelli.   
  • NEW REQUESTS -- Please contact Carolyn Horton - cghorton@verizon.net if you are in need of prayer for a significant health concern and would like to be on the prayer list.

Special Reminders 

  • WEB ACCESS - You can also access the TASTE weekly email on the website.  It is located under THIS WEEK.  If you would like to know about upcoming speakers and talk titles, they can be found on a new tab titled THIS MONTH.  We have also added in TASTE Talks going all the way back to 2015/2016.  Click on the "Date" Column if you want to see these sorted from oldest to newest. LINKED
  • LEGISLATION The Maryland General Assembly is in session and there are several bills pending related to Respect Life issues.  To stay informed and contact your legislators, you can visit the Take Action tab of the Maryland Catholic Conference.  MORE INFO. Similarly, the USCCB offers information on Legislative Advocacy for National-levels Bills.  MORE INFO

Upcoming Events in the Area

  • WOMEN'S LENTEN RETREAT - Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.  Presented by Fr. Greg Shaffer.    MORE INFORMATION.
  • MARIAN CONSECRATION - Get ready for Easter by joining Fr. Dan Leary (a 2019 TASTE speaker) as he leads you on a 46-day Lenten journey using the Marian Consecration book, Mary's Mantle.  Study details to be released at a later date.  The book’s concepts can be seen at Queen of Peace media ( LINK ) or reach out to Laura Chighizola  (laura.chighizola@gmail.com) for current information.
  • POPES IN A YEAR -Do you know much about the popes between St Peter and Pope Francis? Flocknote.com will take you on a two minute  journey each weekday morning by email, reading about one pope.  The program began in January, but it is not too late to join in! SIGN UP.
Blessings! Carolyn & Joy
Jesus, I Trust in You!