From the Pastor's Desk
May I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! I ask
you to remember the parish family in your prayers and if you are traveling,
please stay safe. On Thursday, Nov. 27,I hope you will join the clergy
of the parish as we celebrate one Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00 am. We
will share a loaf of bread with you as part of the liturgy. Our parish
staff will be in prayer on Thanksgiving for you! The weekend of Nov.
29/30: It is the beginning of the Season of Advent. We hope that you
and your family will sign-up to light our parish Advent Wreath at
Mass during Advent. Prayer materials will be available in the pamphlet
racks to aid you in your Advent journey.
The RCIA program will be beginning at the 10:30 am Mass on November
30th. We will have 5 candidates in the program this year. Please keep
them in your prayers.
Meetings & Events
+ 2nd Collection: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Sat./Sun.,
Nov. 22 & 23
+ Thanksgiving Day, All Parish Offices Closed, Thurs./Fri., Nov. 27
+ Liturgical Design Committee: Advent Wreath Set-up, Sat., Nov.29
+ RCIA - Rite of Acceptance, Sun., Nov. 30 + 2nd Collection: Capital
Improvement, Sat./Sun., Dec. 6 & 7
+ Merton House Food Collection, Sat./Sun., Dec. 6 & 7
+ Children’s Mass & Christmas Pageant, 9:00 am, Sunday, Dec. 7.
Annual (Green) Envelope
The “Annual” envelope can be found in your envelope packet. This collection
assists the parish in paying for the winter bills of snow removal
and extra heating expenses. We ask for your generosity. FYI: Snowplowing
cost the parish $20,000. last year. The bill for heating the three
buildings from October, 2013 - March, 2014 was $8,000.
I hope you have taken the time to receive your annual flu shot. Please
use the hand sanitizer stands as you enter and leave church. Please
consider the following:
1) If you are feeling ill, please stay at home and watch Mass on
TV. Contact George Zamary at the Parish Office if you an extended
period at home so you might receive Communion at home.
2) At the Sign of Peace, please extend the Sign of Peace in gesture
(nod, bow, wave) and do not shake hands. The clergy and Eucharistic
Ministers will use hand sanitizer before distributing Communion.
Please realize your health is important!
Please pray for our volunteers who will be serving Monday’s Dinner
in their service to those in need.
Clean Your Way to Heaven
We are asking for volunteers to help us clean the church in preparation
for the holidays. The cleaning will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 at
1:30 pm. Asign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the Sacristy today.
Save the Date!!!
We will have a Children’s Mass on Sunday, December 7 at the 9:00 am.
At the end of Mass, we will process outside and bless our parish crèche.
We hope that you and your family will join us for the Knights of Columbus
“Breakfast with Santa” in the Parish Center after the Mass. Please
take note: There will be no Confessions before the 9:00 am Mass on