October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – over 240,000 women are diagnosed with this disease each year. Early detection is the key to not being a statistic! Take charge of your health:
Do a monthly self- exam
Get a clinical breast exam
Schedule a mammogram
MEN can also develop breast cancer; last year 2,400 were diagnosed, of which 440 died.
It is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Abuse is never ok – in your home or anyplace else. If you feel someone is being physically, sexually, verbally or emotionally abused, report it immediately to your local authorities. There is help available but if the person(s) being abused is afraid, it is up to YOU to become involved! Remember, abuse does not apply only to women. Many men are abused as well!
Remember those who are Homebound-It is important to remember those friends, relatives, neighbors who have been unable to socialize during this COVID crisis. All it takes is a phone call or sending a card to check in and just let someone know you are thinking of them. Many of these older adults are ‘lost’ without contact. They need simulating conversation and just to know that someone cares! In the interest of staying healthy, remember to practice good hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds OFTEN and practice social distancing as well as wearing a mask.
Natural Family Planning
It’s about love. It’s about life. It’s about freedom. It’s about gift. A First Instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method will be offered in St. Cloud on Monday, October 19 at 6:30 pm at the Office of Marriage & Family. For more information, or to register, contact Sheila Reineke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-252-4721. The class is approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!
40 DAYS FOR LIFE FALL CAMPAIGN is underway. Our unborn babies and their mothers need our prayers. 588 cities, worldwide are participating!! MN Dept. of Health statistics reported, in July, that Planned Parenthood commits 65% of the abortions in the state. Overall, there were 9,922 abortions reported in MN in 2019. Chemical abortions "the abortion pill" comprised about 37% of the state abortion total. PRAYER CAN and DOES make a difference!! PLEASE join our prayer warriors!!. Questions? call Jan 253-1779 Thank you for your prayers and consideration.
Catholic Charities Senior Dining is continuing to grow the Senior Dining Frozen Meal Expansion Project, with meals being made available at several locations across Central Minnesota, including, St. Cloud (Oct. 12), Clear Lake (Oct. 14), and Sartell (Oct.26).
-St. Cloud: Monday, October 12, 1:30 am to 1 pm – First Presbyterian Church of St. Cloud, 340 5th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN
-Clear Lake: Wednesday, October 14, 2 pm to 3:30 pm – St. Marcus Church, 8701 Main Ave, Clear Lake, MN
-Sartell: Monday, October 26, 8 am to 10:30 am – Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 N Pine Cone Rd, Sartell, MN