Autumn Leaf and Music Adventure in Lakewood, WI

Paul Keggington

September 28, 2008


Albert Camus must have enjoyed a beautiful fall Wisconsin day much like Saturday, September 27, 2008 when he wrote, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

img_4625_1701.jpgEnjoying a glorious view of color every new turn on the road on this day, a Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity music troupe traveled to picturesque Lakewood, WI for the Saturday evening Mass. Hauling a bass, a few guitars and a flute, the group also included singers, Pam Peasel and another young women in discernment with the community. Pastor Father David Schmidt and Associate Pastor Father Matthew Settle welcomed the Franciscan troubadours. The people gathered for the 4 p.m. Eucharist also prayed with full voices.

img_4616_1692.jpgSt. Mary of the Lakes parish had much to be grateful for in the last week. The congregation just recently welcomed Bishop David Ricken, newly installed Bishop of Green Bay, at last Sunday’s liturgy in which the construction mortgage on the 2005 Church was burned and the narthex was blessed.

After Mass, the musicians enjoyed a picnic supper at a near by roadside park. Needless to say, the Sisters enjoyed other spectacular views here and on the way home back to Manitowoc.

What fall scenes are a special memory for you?

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