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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekend tidbits

Here are a few odds-and-ends:

• Seasonal flu shots will be offered to MKers at the Center beginning this week. This will not include the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine because, according to Nurse Mary Ellen Jablon, that vaccine is targeted toward younger people who are more adversely effected by the disease. H1N1 vaccinations will be available for us oldsters a little later. So until then remember—sneeze into your sleeve and sanitize with Purelle. (Suppressing the Handshake of Peace at Mass is usually the first sign flu season is upon us.)

• The Centenary Committee has postponed its gathering yet again and will not meet until December, ostensibly because members must fly in from around the Maryknoll world. Yikes. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. (Why do I fear we will end up just having a huge cake with 100 candles?)

• Our combined U.S. Region/Retirement retreat begins Monday evening (because all MK events begin with Happy Hour). Br. Jim Zullo will direct our reflections on the Emmaus experience. (Usually "our hearts burning within us" has more to do with eating kimchi.)

• Thanks to Fr. Dennis Moorman's Facebook page (which guys at Maryknoll cannot access unless they have an iPhone) the Young'Uns in Hong Kong had a wonderful visit to Macau, including the St. Francis Xavier church, and the Holy Spirit Seminary in Hong Kong. Sunday off and then two more days to wrap up their meeting.

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