The basic plan for SOUP is simple. Three families bring soup to the meeting and a few bring wine and juice. Each person brings a bowl and crackers or bread. We have about an hour of good conversation and a simple dinner. At the end of the meal, each person donates what they would have spent at the market or dining out.
Come join us. OLR Hall. 5:45 p.m.
If you find the day, time or site is inconvenient for you or your family, please consider writing an occasional check to support S.O.U.P. Just send the check to the Pastoral Center (3290 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94306 and write on the memo line “For S.O.U.P. Ministry”. Thank you in advance!
11. Continuing Thursday, March 23: Taize Prayer at Our Lady of the Rosary
Taize Prayer is a time for connecting in joy and gratitude, nurturing the PRESENCE within. Echoes of shared prayer...”your prayer is my prayer too” sustains and supports you. Candles shine in remembrance of Your LIGHT and the LIGHT in the world. Melodic chants and inspirational readings call you deeper to the SPIRIT within and the beauty of GOD’S presence.
It originated in Burgundy, France, sixty years ago! It had such a powerful effect on the participants that word spread and people from all over the world started to visit Taize and pray there. Come and be part of this uplifting of the heart to God and be filled with peace.
Remaining Thursday evenings during Lent: March 23 and March 30, 7:00-8:00 pm.
12. Friday, March 24-Saturday, March 25: Services for Patti Dalton
Patti, as her friends and loved ones called her, went home to the Lord and her beloved husband Jack and sons, John and Jim, on March 7, 2017. Patricia Ann (Patti) was born in Los Angeles on June 12, 1928 to Robert (Bob) and Anne O'Brien. Patti is survived by her brothers, Bob (Patty) O'Brien and John (Carole) O'Brien; Children, Kathy (Dirk) Herzog, Stephen (Carol) Dalton and Peggy (Chris) Cooke; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Patti grew up in San Mateo, and after graduating from San Mateo High School, she entered San Jose State where she received a B.A. in Child Education. She then went on to get her Teaching Credential and worked in education for many years. It was at San Jose State, that Patti met John (Jack) Dalton, who was attending the University of Santa Clara and it was "love at first sight" for both of them. They married on July 7, 1951 and honeymooned in beautiful Carmel, which became one of their favorite go-to places. After raising five children, she returned to the workplace where she loved being around the students in the Owls Nest at Foothill College.
Whenever the weather permitted, you'd find Patti in her garden tending her beautiful roses, which became one of her passions. A highlight in her life was a trip, with Jack, to Butchart Gardens in British Columbia. When upon returning home, Jack, at Patti's request, turned their front yard into a mini version of Butchart Gardens, which brought her much joy and many compliments from all who saw it.
Jack and Patti loved to travel, tracking many miles in their camper visiting historic spots throughout the United States. They also loved Hawaii, traveling with dear friends, and then took a fabulous trip to Ireland, where they both had family histories, spending precious time with relatives. As a widower, Patti continued to exercise her "travel bug" with her friends and church tours, taking trips the Holy Land, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Scotland, Caribbean, and Medjugorje, Yugoslavia which among all of them, touched her the most.
Patti's endless generosity and love for God, her family and just people in-general, will be the legacy she leaves behind. She was a faithful Catholic, content to quietly serve God and, in doing so, blessed many people who came across her path. To say that she'll be missed is an understatement, but we rejoice in knowing that she's finally home, in the arms of Our Lord and her beloved husband Jack.
A Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 4pm-8pm at Spangler Mortuary, 399 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 24, at 11:00am at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3233 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA. A procession to the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, CA will follow for the burial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, 3290 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306.