Newsletter #4 – Fundraising & Next Campout

Bake Sale & Mass Announcements

We will be making announcements to promote our group and selling baked goods to raise funds on Sunday, January 26th. We’re asking two families to volunteer per Mass (8 am, 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm) and to donate baked goods to sell. Boys should come dressed in their full uniforms. Please contact Zilkia Jimenez to sign up for a Mass time.

Mystic Monk Coffee Fundraiser

We have signed up for the Mystic Monk Coffee affiliate fundraiser program. This coffee is made by real Carmelite monks in Wyoming. When you purchase coffee, tea, or gifts from the monks using our affiliate link we help the Carmelite monastery and get an 18% commission for Stella Maris FNE. But best of all, the coffee is great! I highly recommend the Mystic Monk Blend. Please ask your friends and family to consider purchasing coffee using the following address:

http://www.mysticmonkcoffee.com/store/?aid=1011

Backordered Uniform Shirts Are Here!

The 13.5 size shirts that were back ordered are finally here! If you were loaned a shirt from Canada, please wash and return it to us at the next meeting and we’ll replace it with one of the new shirts. I’m placing an order next week for any other shirts or uniform items that we may need. I know some people need shirts in a different size. Please send me a quick email no later than Sunday if you need anything at all, even if you had already told me before. I may have lost track of what you needed and I don’t want to accidentally leave it out when I place the new order.

Next Timber Wolf Camping Trip

The next Timber Wolf camping trip is scheduled for February 7 – 9. We’ll be staying at Camp Owaissa Bauer in Homestead where we’ll be able to play sports and explore the hiking trails and natural cave! Please be sure to mark your calendars.

First Otter Campfire Program

The first Otter Campfire program is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Friday, March 14th. More details are coming soon.

Meeting Next Week

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, January 21st. Sona Lenny will be leading the Timber Wolves since I will be out of town for training.

Archdiocese of Miami Men’s Conference

I want to encourage all the FNE dads to attend the 4th Annual Archdiocese of Miami Men’s Conference. Past conferences have proven to be a great experience and blessing for all who participate. This year’s guests are Fr. Larry Richards and Jesse Romero. Both are dynamic speakers that you don’t want to miss! Jesse Romero is a former member of the Los Angeles Police Department, a three-time worldwide police boxing champion and a two-time U.S. kickboxing champion. Fr. Larry Richards is an author, speaker and pastor of an inner city parish in the Diocese of Erie.