I am writing this in anticipation. On Saturday, September 25 we hosted our second local Walk to Defeat ALS. As I’m writing this, it is only September 16 and we are in the planning stage. We are excited about some new developments to enhance the walk, give it some higher profile in the neighborhoods, make it safe for people on the trail and raise money for research.
To all of you who participated, thank you so very much. I hope you had a wonderful experience, met some parishioners you did not know, waved at the neighbors as you walked by their homes as well as got some good exercise.
There’s still time to make a contribution if you wish. Simply go to our website and click on the banner to make an online contribution. You can also drop by your donation at the parish office or drop it in the mail slot by the office door after hours. In the next few weeks, we will give you a final tally.
Thank you so much for your generosity and especially for your support and prayer for me. It means a great deal.
Parish feast day
Wednesday we celebrate the feast of the archangels, Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. Because it falls in the middle of the week, we are not celebrating it on Sunday. Rather, we invite you to join us for Mass this Wednesday at noon. We will also have a special Mass for some of our school children and their parents. Because space is so limited (following state guidelines for the safety of the children who are unvaccinated), we ask parishioners to not attend this morning Mass.
New Council and Commission orientation day
This Saturday, October 2 we are hosting an orientation for all of our council and commission members who will be serving the parish for the next three years. This will enable us to focus with more intention on our strategic plan, initiatives and ministries. We will also offer a brief overview of the archdiocesan pastoral plan and how we will be working with the Archbishop and the other parishes throughout the archdiocese.
We will begin with 9am Mass in the church. Please join us and pray for the new members. I will be introducing them to you in the bulletin in the coming weeks. Be so kind as to support them with your prayer and encouragement. I personally thank each and every one of them for sharing the stewardship of their time and talent on behalf of the entire parish community. Leadership is such an essential and important role in fulfilling Jesus’ command of building up the Kingdom of God.
In Christ, through the intercession of Blessed Pier Giorgio, I love you.