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When the Diocese of Fort Worth Altar Guild Loan Closet sent items to the Niobrara Convocation in South Dakota last year, Sandy Shockley, the ECW President, who has gone to the Niobrara for a number of years, learned that the Episcopal Native Americans, especially on the Cheyenne River Reservation, are in need of Paschal Candles.

When someone dies, they burn a Paschal Candle from two to four days. A large number of Native Americans in both South and North Dakota die each year (approximately 65 in six months on the Cheyenne River Reservation alone), so an individual Paschal Candle does not last long.

When you are doing your sacristy spring cleaning, please see if you have any old used Paschal Candles to help our friends who are in need. Our Diocesan Altar Guild Loan Closet will be sending more vestments and appointments again this year. If you get the candles to us by the beginning of June, we will send them to the Niobrara Convocation.

Please send your used Paschal Candles to:

(by USPS)

The Reverend Margaret Watson
Cheyenne River Reservation
P. O. Box 534
Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625
 

(by FedEx or UPS)

The Reverend Margaret Watson
Cheyenne River Reservation
503 Main Street
Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625
 
 
Let your parish’s light shine to help our Native American Episcopalians.

by Dolly Bush, Guardian of the Diocese of Fort Worth Loan Closet


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