Blood Drive, 2017 to be announced!
Thanks for donating!
DID YOU KNOW?
As a parish, blood donors from St. Columbkille have impacted and saved many thousands of lives by their generous gifts of blood.
Human blood is unique – there is no substitute. The time you spend donating blood is a gift that will directly bless the life of another child of God.
Our Blood Drive is held annually at St. Columbkille.
Questions? Contact Maureen Ott, 588-2434
The word "to bless" is in Latin beatus, meaning to be fortunate or happy but even more significantly, remaining close to God. So giving blessing should spill over into life and bring it a joyous fullness.
When I am fully alive I look around me with eyes that are open, astonished, and ears that are attentive, and as a result, I experience all of life as gift. This is simply the logical conclusion of everything that I have been exploring: to see the world as gift and to respond with gratefulness - indeed Brother David Stendl-Rast says that being grateful leads into a life of fullness.
You are a child of God -Nelson Mandela
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's within everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Excerpts from Lost in Wonder: Recovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness by Esther de Waal
Through the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Eat Well before you donate!
Bring a Photo ID