Art-for-All Items Still Available; Mark your Calendars for our Easter Bible Study
ART-FOR-ALL SALE ITEMS STILL AVAILABLE! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring Open House and Art-for-All Sale this past Saturday. If you missed it, you’re not too late! We still have many beautiful items left, which would be a wonderful gift for someone in your life, including homemade jam, beautifully decorated journals, adult and child-size aprons, painted crosses, candle holders, vases, jewelry, and more. Proceeds support the Gainesville Catholic Worker and participating artists. You are welcome to stop by anytime the house is open for our events throughout the week (see below for schedule), or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange another time to visit us. The GCW “Green House” is located at 218 NW 2nd Avenue in downtown Gainesville. Check out the Art-forAll page on our website to view pictures of many items: gainesvillecw.org/art-for-all.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS—EASTER BIBLE STUDY: We are so grateful to Marijka Ulanowicz for leading us in a wonderful Lenten Bible study the past several weeks, looking closely at the passion story in John’s gospel. She has agreed to come back during the Easter season, to bring us through the Resurrection and the epilogue in John. We have tentatively planned two more sessions: Monday, May 5th and Monday, May 12th, both from 7:30-9pm. Please mark your calendars join us! All are welcome, even if you have not attended previous sessions.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Here’s the short version of this week’s schedule of regular events; for more details click here or contact email@example.com. Holy Week might be a great time to visit us, if you have not done so before.
- Coffee Shops: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings from 7:30-9:30 AM
- Dorothy’s Café: On Wednesday with prep from 9:30 AM -12 PM, serving from 12:30-2:30 PM, and cleanup from 2:30-3:30 PM. Click here to sign up.
- Microfarm Morning: Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM. Contact Jade Allen via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
Prayer for the Lady Who Forgave Us
There is a long-suffering lady with thin hands
who stands on the corner of Delphia and Lawrence
and forgives you.
“You are forgiven,” she smiles.
The neighborhood is embarrassed.
It is sure it has done nothing wrong
yet, every day, in a small voice
it is forgiven.
On the way to the Jewel Food Store
housewives pass her with hard looks
then whisper in the cereal section.
Stan Dumke asked her right out
what she was up to
and she forgave him.
A group who care about the neighborhood
agree that if she was old it would be harmless
or if she were religious it would be understandable
but as it is…they asked her to move on.
Like all things with eternal purposes
And she was informed upon.
On a most unforgiving day of snow and slush
while she was reconciling a reluctant passerby
the State people
whose business is sanity,
persuaded her into a car.
She is gone.
We are reduced to forgetting.
–by John Shea
Peace, and Blessed Holy Week to all of you.