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"Ya Got a Quarter to Pay for the Newsletter?"

Bill Pellman recommended reviving that phrase from days past.  We're usually quite subtle about asking for tax-deductible donations to support the website and newsletters, but we could sure use some help.  Volunteers provide the time, energy and computer resources to develop two newsletters each year.  Printing and mailing costs over $1,200 per issue.  Can you help by making a monetary contribution?

Those of you who attended the reunion at St. Francis Seminary in June may have been disappointed to see that Fr. Aubert's once beautiful Peace Garden (formerly the swimming pool area) has fallen into ruin.  Donn Wiley and Pat Daly are forming a team to restore the Peace Garden and establish it as a lasting memorial to Fr. Aubert.  Perennial plants and weed barrier material will be used to make it easy to maintain in the future.  A few park benches will be added for the comfort of alumni who wish to visit, pray, and reminisce.  The trail leading to the rock bridge will also be cleared of weeds and branches that have gotten in the way.  Does this sound like a worthwhile cause?  Please contact Donn at (513) 522-2483 or DCWiley@juno.com if you'd like to be part of the team that in a few months will remove existing foliage and weeds, excavate, add rich soil, install weed barriers, plant perennials, apply mulch and set up benches.  Just as important, we need financial resources to pay for the materials and rental of a Bobcat.  A plaque will be erected at the entry to the garden honoring Fr. Aubert and listing the donors without whom this restoration would not be possible.  The paragraph at the bottom right of this page describes the donation process.  Please indicate if your donation should be applied to "Fr. Aubert Grieser Memorial Peace Garden."

The Reverend Billy Graham tells of a time early in his career when he arrived  in a small town to preach a sermon.  Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was.  When the boy told him, Reverend Graham thanked him and said, "If you'll come to the Baptist church this evening, you can hear me tell everyone how to get to Heaven."  "I don't think I'll be there," the boy said.  "You don't even know your way to the post office."