11002 North 204th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 * 402-289-2670 * psm@prosanctity.org

11002 North 204th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 * 402-289-2670 * psm@prosanctity.org
Pro Sanctity Logo by Sculptor, Mike Montag, Green Team Member

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer comes to camp!

Oh my, is it an alien from outer space or is it PRINCESS, the lovely, sweet, stick chasing camp dog? You guess! But remember we are on the threshold of summer and heat is in the air...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gardening - a passage to ponder

Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II wrote:
“As one called to till and look after the garden of the world (cf. Gen 2:15), man has a specific responsibility towards the environment in which he lives, towards the creation which God has put at the service of his personal dignity. It is the ecological question – ranging from the preservation of the natural habitats of the different species of animals and other forms to “human ecology” properly speaking – which one finds in the Bible a clear and strong ethical direction leading to a solution which respects the great good of life, of every life….When it comes to the natural world, we are subject not only to biological laws but also to moral ones, which cannot be violated with impunity” (42).

Green Team Meeting Canceled, but not the work for May 29-30

Jessi Kary announces: I am officially canceling the meeting! Too many people cannot attend, so please come for camp clean up day and we can touch base via the blog. I'll mostly be at camp now, so let me know when you can come to help and I'll have something ready for you!

Teresa Monaghen wrote:
I will be with you all in Spirit!! See if anyone would like to adopt the angel woods west garden and trim the trees above it too. Also there is that one tree that is hanging over the large pine by the tire swing. The Elm needs to be cut away from the pine. thanks!

FROM LEONARD: I wont make it, still in Canada. You know, they all talk like Red Green.
We passed through Edmonton today so we are finally out of the mountain and into some flatland farming, tractors on the road and everything!!!! I am planning on being at the center next Saturday, 1st Saturday on the month with tool box. Save me something to do. Joan, were you successful getting overhead images of the center?? Mulch the trees on the south side of the creek, please. In my prayers....

From Ken Ramold: I won't be able to make it to the meeting. Lisa is taking me out for my birthday. Here's a list of a few things I know of that still need to be worked on (Oh, Leonard!):

-water fountain in cabin
-new showerheads on east side of cabin (excluding wheelchair shower)- stems are cracked. The new ones are located in
storage room.
-sink holes need to be filled
-drain pipe under entrance way has some erosion on north side
-clean out gutters of house and barn

Sorry I can't be there. Let me know when the next meeting is. Hey, Leonard, what slang are Canadians using these days? Are they still saying, "Beauty, eh"? God bless.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Where to put the mulch??

The mulch issue is partly the issue of the people who bring it, who will not put it where there truck will not take it! So the corner of the parking lot is the best we can do. It should be pretty down if you get people coming these next two weeks for service: flower beds, paths, trees, tree swing, tether ball area and play areas, plus the flag pole area can all use fresh mulch. That would just about do it!



Parking lot….I reminded Greg that we need it by June 7, he is in China at the moment!

Dear Teresa...


How can I turn you down?   


The answer of course is yes to the gravel, but probably the answer is no to the timing.  I think I will need an extra week to arrange for the gravel, which will actually crushed limestone stone.   You are still talking about doing the parking area, correct?  I have to go to a different source for that and have to turn on my charm to make the deal.  Greg


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kitchen transformation!

The Green Team and Friends strike again!! In a matter of a few days, the Retreat Center Kitchen has a new floor and the cabinets have been sanded and finished! What a transformation. We will get a full report soon but thanks goes to everyone who made it possible, including our the Green Team Prayers! God bless you all!! Teresa

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thank God it is done!! in RED

Please check the updated To DO and Thank God is it Done list!!
Pray for the Holy Spirit upon all our work that it be God's work and give Him Glory!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eagle Scout request, my response


May 14, 2010

Dear Gabe,
thanks for the note. Yes, we do have many eagle scout projects on the property. On one of our blogs, I keep a list of eagle scout projects and I am going to post a new one today. We had a person who was taking care of bird houses on our property. He went all over the area bringing the almost extinct bluebird back into the area. We have bluebirds nesting right now! They are beautiful, however that man taking care is now sick and cannot do it anymore. We need someone who could fix up the bird houses, Put a outdoor display on the property of the variety of birds that are nesting here and passing through (educational) and to review what we might need to do to maintain the health of our bluebirds and to make sure they keep coming back, even though the man helping them can no longer do it.

Go to our blog site and you will find our other items and who is dong what.

Thanks! Teresa Monaghen

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Yes, it is true…the Kitchen ceiling is leaking; trickling would be better said, again!! Sorry!!

Same place as before. Granted the winds were tremendous the other day, and so it could be just when they come in that direction. It just makes it hard to keep that space painted and who knows what is happening underneath! What to do??? Teresa

Bunk Beds Monday May 17

Deacon Paul, you are wonderful!! Leela will be there and perhaps some of our
Green Team!! God bless you! Teresa

-----Original Message-----
From: pandejt@cox.net [mailto:pandejt@cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:25 PM
To: psm@prosanctity.org
Subject: Bunk Beds


How about next Monday evening, 17 May? We will bring the guys up Monday
evening about 7 PM. Should take only an hour.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Is anybody free on Saturday to help Leela and a friend from St. Patrick’s put in a new floor in the kitchen? Please let us know! Thank you!!



Sunday, May 9, 2010

TO DO -Week of May 9, 2010

We will need help this week:

  • Deck IS painted! Thanks Bob!
  • Thanks to Susie Melkus who worked on the Shrine of our Lady of Sorrows.
-House still has areas that need painted and some fixing.
-Dig thistles on property
-Mowing!!! Any time, any day, it is growing!
-Flower gardens are mess by the Angel woods and around cabins (weeds in rocks).
-NOTE: If someone would want to adopt a section and take care of it for the summer, that would be a great donation. spread The word!
-We think that we will have someone work on the kitchen and floors this week. We will need helpers!
-Screens on windows here an there need fixing.

Green Team Dream Come True!!

Thanks to Bob Zaruba, we now have two display units, that he built with scrap wood from the barn and plexi glass donated by Mary Goodwin. They lovely, light, portable, and fit on a shelf in the office. They make it easy for someone to come and find the prayer card or brochure that they are looking for immediately! We asked him to make a third that can be use for traveling to conferences, and with a higher back from forms and flyers.

Thank you Bob and Mary!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Saturday Success!

Hi everyone, the Green Team worked, cleaned, mowed, burned, fixed, prayed and ate all day Saturday!! Thank you to everyone who participated!! How blessed we are and what HOPE you bring to our place!! Many prayers of thanksgiving are being offered!! God bless you!!

We will need Green Team to continue and all volunteers to asssit in the mowing, trimming and planting of this spring season. Weekdays or Saturdays may 8, 15 or 29 are work days. Ask if you can come out on another day! Thanks!

Open House is Sunday, May 30th!! Please correct your calendars!