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March 23, 2016
"I will praise the name of God in song,
and I will glorify him with thanksgiving
Psalm 69:30     
Easter Blessings

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! 
Exult, all  creation  around God's throne! 
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! 
Sound the trumpet of salvation! 

Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, 
radiant in the brightness of your King! 
Christ has conquered!  Glory  fills you! 
Darkness vanishes for ever! 

Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!
The risen Savior shines upon you! 
Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God's people! 
World Water Day 
Water as a sacramental commons.

1.8 billion people around the world lack access to safe water, and 82% of people who lack access to safe water live in rural areas.

Read more about the need for water justice at CRL's website, and listen to Vatican Radio's segment about World Water Day.

Join Us in Great Falls, MT
Rural Life Gathering Friday, April 8
On Friday  evening, April 8 there will be a Diocesan Catholic Rural Life Gathering St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Havre, MT from  6:30-9:30pm.   The program includes:  
  • Bishop Warfel will speak on the importance of the role of Catholic rural leaders
  • Jim Ennis will present CRL's lay leadership model 
  • A 2-time participant in the Farmer to Farmer program in Africa will share about his experience
  • A Diocesan Rural Life Award presentation 

If you are in the area, please join us!
Faith, Food, and Environment  
New Updates Section to Keep You Connected

Be sure to bookmark the FFE site and visit often for website  news and updates regarding  The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader  publication and workshops.

An "updates" section has been added, which features news stories pertinent to FFE's purpose- to explore "the state of agriculture in the United States and around the world - and whether we are on a sustainable path in how we produce food for all, or disregarding many social and environmental concerns."

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the challenges facing rural America: social, economic and ecological.

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