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Alumni Mothers' Club Volunteer Sign Up

Please consider sharing your time, talents and treasures with the Alumni Mothers’ Club. It is a great way to reconnect with Priory friends and to form new friendships. What could be better – service, friends and lots of fun! Please check the areas for which you would like to volunteer.
Hospitality
AMC Fall Dinner: Help set up for the AMC Fall Dinner with Patty Heitz and Susan Kleinheider on Oct. 25, 2017.
Thanksgiving Dinner for the Monks: Join in preparing the Monks’ Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
Monastery Moments: We love the monks! Join Julia Masetti to set up and serve for their special occasions.
Spiritual Connections
AMC Prayer Line: Join Leslie Foran in prayer – the most powerful gift we can give to AMC!
Eucharistic Ministers are needed for AMC Masses.
Lent: Join Marian Ahlering and Barb Donnelly for our Lenten Spirituality Series. Help with and/or attend the Lenten Spirituality Series on Feb. 22 and March 1, 8 and 22.
Rosary: Would you like to lead and/or say the Rosary for First Friday Devotion after the All School Mass?
Totally Social
Saint Nicholas Party: Lucy Jochens could use some elves to get ready for our first St. Nicholas Party. (Dec. 6)
Fat Tuesday Party: How about a little Mardi Gras before the beginning of Lent? (Feb. 13)
Margarita Party: Join Mary Noel Donovan and Mary Lindmark in Margaritaville to kick off summer! (June 1)
Service
Class Representative: Are you the one to get the party started? Class reps will forward emails and encourage the alumni mothers in their son’s class to attend AMC events.
Updating Alumni Mothers’ Contact Information: Do you like to chat on the phone? Help update the contact information for the AMC Directory by phone and/or email.
Switzer House: Do you love to decorate for Christmas? Help decorate the Switzer House for Christmas on November 27, 2017.
Gardening: Do you love to garden? Join Audrey Altepeter to maintain the Switzer House grounds. Sign up to dig in the dirt with Audrey, there is always work to maintain the lovely landscaping!
Xanadu: Join Peg Petralia and other alumni moms to set up the fabulous Chic Boutique.
School Library: Volunteers are needed in the library 2 hours per month (morning or afternoon) to help with circulation and shelving, graphic design, moving books, scanning old theses, shelf maintenance and pulling books for research projects.
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“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4

 

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