Court St. Louis 

#2579 Clarksville, Maryland 

 Dede Walsh,
St. Louis Court Regen

Dear Sisters of Court St. Louis,

According to the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

This is probably the most popular Bible verse read during any wedding ceremony. I used it for my own wedding ceremony.

“LOVE” bears all things, “LOVE” believes all things, “LOVE” hopes all things, “LOVE” endures all things”.

As a bride-to-be, I wanted to aspire to the love St. Paul wrote about but life (and love) can get messy. Like people of other Christian communities, the love we exhibit isn’t always kind or patient. It can be inflated and rude.

But never fear, a Hallmark store is near. And, it is filled with cards that use words and sentiments to mend broken hearts or to show our love in many ways. St. Valentine still lives in our hearts and minds. And, every February, cupid arrives to help us re-ignite the love we want to share with our sweethearts, family and friends.

February is also the half way point in our court’s calendar year. It’s a great month to reflect on what we have accomplished as a group and individually.

With our current Court calendar, the fall months are jam-packed with activities especially in the month of October. In January, February and sometimes March, our activities are much lighter due to unpredictable weather conditions and LENT/Easter dates. We ramp up again in April and May to conclude the year in June with our Designer Bag BINGO event.

Over the next several months, the Board and the Court membership will be organizing and coordinating dates for activities to be held during the 2019 – 2020 Court calendar. Now, is the time to start thinking about new programs or activities which support our Circle of Love statement for coming year. We will summit our calendar of events to the Parish office in early June for Monsignor Luca’s approval.

Also, a huge shout-out to members who have already signed up for time slots during our assigned Adoration Holy Hour using our newest software system – SignUpGenius. We will be using this software system again for our upcoming Lenten Dinner service starting on Friday, March 15th! The invitation for soup makers and kitchen and dining room helpers will appear in your email mail box no later than February 17th. Our Lenten Soup and Sandwich dates are Fridays, March 15th and 29th.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! May you be showered with love and kindness this day and every day.

With unity and charity,

Dede Walsh