BACAR News: November 3, 2018

Joyce Rupp writes in her October newsletter: In an issue of Day by Day, Alice Camille reflects on the well-known passage from Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. (For everything there is a season.) She writes, “…the notion that life is a pendulum, ceaselessly rocking, is there. Life can go either way—and in fact will go both ways, before it’s over. Each of us will be happy and sad, strong and sick, winners and losers, before we’re through. We’ll celebrate and endure; know grand days and terrifying ones. We’ll be glad to be alive. And wish we hadn’t been born.”
Yes, the seasons move on as we see November approaching with Day of the Dead, All Souls Day and All Saints’ Day! We mourn with you the loss of family, friends and those who have been blind-sighted in life by others who take life from them. We hope to bring a balance to this environment through the everyday steps we take through our charisms.
BACAR's next move toward ACTION will be an evening of discussion and a movie on human trafficking. The movie is entitled "I Am Still Here."  The time is 6:15 PM on Sunday, January 27. At Los Altos Methodist Church. See here for details.
Wishing you a wonderful fall season,
The BACAR Board –

***Please tune in to some of the events we have found inspirational and worthy of your notice:

November/December events events:

Nov.3 - "The Challenge of Peace," sponsored by Notre Dame de Namur University and Pax Christi
Speaker:  Sister Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Location: Taube Center, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 
Time: 9AM -3PM
Free to associates and religious  

Nov.10 - A Fair of the Arts, sponsored by Notre Dame de Namur Sisters and Associates
A benefit for the Sisters serving in Africa and Latin America
Location:   Notre Dame High School, 596 So. Second St, San Jose, CA
Time: 10:00 AM- 3PM
All are welcome!

November 14 - NACAR (North American Conference of Associates and Religious) is continues the dialogue with Creative Conversations #8 on November 14, 2018: Advisory Boards/Core Committees/Governing Councils/et al: Keeping them Diverse and Engaged. If you are a NACAR individual member or NACAR congregational member, sign up for these strategically planned discussions for associates and leaders. If not, we encourage YOU to join! 

Nov.26 - Day of Reflection and Renewal in Preparation for Advent
Location: St. Denis Parish, 2250 Avy Ave., Menlo Park, CA
Time: 9:30 - 1PM
Free will offering


Dec.1 – Advent Day of Reflection
Presenter: Margaret Ann Kennedy, SNJM Associate
Location: Sisters of the Holy Names Marie Rose Center, 65 W Rincon Avenue, Campbell CA 95008   Time: 10:00 AM- 2PM
Beverages will be provided. Bring your own lunch.
Free-will offerings welcome.

******SAVE THE DATE******
September 21, 2019
BACAR CONFERENCE - Villa Maria del Mar: A Gift by the Sea
A place of peace, natural beauty and tranquility overlooking the Monterey Bay.
21918 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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