Join others in the region on Saturday morning, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church for the 4th Annual Ministers of Compassion Workshop. Attendees will learn from Dr. David Nordstrom and Fr. Bob Aubrey about The Power of Palliative Care and its potential to improve quality of life — body, mind and spirit — for those who are suffering. All are welcome.A free will offering will be taken. Advance registration recommended. Sign up early and be entered to win prayer resources. Dr. David Nordstrom, Medical Director at Unity Point Health Hospice & Palliative Care Programs (Des Moines), will explain the basics of palliative care — what it is and what it isn’t. Fr. Bob Aubrey, retired Des Moines City Hospital Chaplain, will share from his pastoral experience the spiritual benefits of palliative care for individuals who are seriously ill and their families.
Pancake breakfast fundraiser April 25
Come support Westwind students when they travel to Estes Park, Colorado this summer for Student Life Camp.The families of Westwind can come to support the effort by attending a pancake fundraiser breakfast on Saturday, April 25, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The event will be an open-house style breakfast and free-will donations will be accepted. At Student Life Camp, the group will be meeting with hundreds of other students across the country at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies to encounter God and the joy of knowing Him. Speaker JR Vassar and worship leader Logan Walter will lead students to see Jesus’ request to sit with Him at the table and eat. The total cost of camp is $425. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due by March 30 to secure your spot. One or two additional fundraisers will be held this spring, with a goal of each student who participates receiving an additional $50-$75 toward the final camp price, due May 27.
St. Boniface parishioner honored
Parishioner, Ian Coon, a Waukee High School junior, received the 2015 Iowa Quasar Award at a ceremony Thursday, April 9. The award recognizes the leadership, academic ability, and public service of a middle or high school student. Coon is also actively involved at St. Boniface assisting with many groups, one of which is the tech committee.