May 3, 2020

Dearest Ladies of TASTE, 

This Thursday (5/7) would have been our May crowning ceremony followed by the end-of-year Pot Luck Luncheon.  We are so sad to have missed these weeks to be together.  However, in the spirit of community, we are planning  a TASTE-wide Zoom session next Thursday (5/14) at 9:30 am.   We have used Zoom just a few times to coordinate among the Core Team and Service Team; next Thursday will be our first trial with such a big group.  While we will do everything we can to make it go smoothly, we want to ask for your patience in advance as the technology can sometimes be a little challenging.  A separate email will be sent with the Zoom invitation and instructions.

As a preview of coming attractions, we are including a message from the Core Team (Joy, Carolyn, Michele and Karen) from a Zoom meeting we recorded.  We hope that it captures the expression of our thoughts and prayers for each of you and what we have been doing in these past weeks.   LINK

This week at TASTE: 

  • NEW TALK  -- We do not have a talk scheduled for this week, but please enjoy this special video.  Fr. John Riccardo offers a rendition of Mother Teresa's meditation "I Thirst"   LINK

Special Prayer Request

  • CONTINUED REQUESTS — Please continue prayers for our TASTE sisters: Gini Linsenmeyer, Kate Christianson, Linda Johnson, Kay Robinson, Jan Scott, Cathy Farinelli, and Donna Simms d'Almeida.  We also appreciate your prayers for our family and friends who are in need of prayers: Fr. Antonio Maria, Emma Bigony, and Jeff Ehrhart. Finally, please pray for all TASTE sisters in chronic pain or battling ongoing health illness, all TASTE sisters who are new to home schooling, and provision for the material and economic needs of all members of TASTE and their families. 
  • NEW REQUESTS -- Please contact Carolyn Horton - if you are in need of prayer for a significant health concern and would like to be on the prayer list.

Check this out:

  • ZOOM WOMEN'S AWAKEN RETREAT -- by Fr. Larry Swink and Fr. Bob Kilner's on May 8 and 9, 2020. MORE INFORMATION.   REGISTRATION.
  • NEW CATHOLIC BLOG -- Our TASTE sister, Beth Tran, has started a blog to offer advice and support for the Christian woman. Beth explores the vocation of mamahood and how it can help us get to heaven!  You can read her invitation to follow her blog in our weekly email. Check it out at: LINK

Special Reminder

  • END OF YEAR SURVEY -- Each semester, we provide a survey to solicit your inputs to help guide our future activities. While we usually have both on-line and hard-copy surveys available, we will only have the on-line version available.  We appreciate it if you can take a few minutes to take this survey.  LINK
  • REGISTRATION -- As the current semester is coming to a close, we have opened up the registration for the 2020/2021 academic year. Please take a moment and register now!  Also, new members are always welcomed so invite a friend.  The link provided in this email is also included on our web site should anyone need it at a later date. LINK
  • WEB ACCESS -- This week, we offer the last of our 3 TASTE Web Tutorials.  It relates to our 3rd mission — To encourage priests in their ministry through prayer, sacrifice and generous assistance in building up the Body of Christ. To that end, this 5-minute video addresses our prayer for priests efforts, the sale of our TASTE cookbooks as an educational tool, and our outreach activities.  LAST TUTORIAL.  If you want to view any of these tutorials, see this LINK

Christ is Risen!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Blessings and Happy Mother's Day!!
Carolyn, Joy, Michele and Karen
Jesus, I trust in You!