Dear Parishioners,

This Wednesday, November 1, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. You can see the Mass schedule on page 5 of this week’s bulletin. This is a day we celebrate our brothers and sisters who are now enjoying their life in the kingdom of heaven. They intercede for us and encourage us who are on our own journey to the kingdom. We look at their lives and learn from their example of being faithful in walking the ways of the Lord. This feast day reminds all of us that this is our life’s work, to be saints, that is, friends of God. Let us live our calling so that we may also one day join the saints in the homeland of heaven.

Last Saturday we had our pot luck supper. A good number of parishioners attended. They ate a good homemade meal and enjoyed fellowship. We hope to occasionally have more pot luck suppers in the future.

Our new outdoor Mary statue arrived this week. It came from Italy and being made out of marble should survive for many years. This statue reminds us of Mary, our spiritual mother, loving us and accompanying us on our journey to our heavenly home. The month of October is celebrated in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary. Mary has requested that we pray the rosary especially as a family. May we honor her request.

Winter is around the corner. We are in need of a new snow plowing service to clean our parking lot. If you are interested, please give me a call. It would be good to get a parishioner to service the parish community.

Our sound system has the ability to be upgraded to assist the hearing impaired. If you or someone you know would benefit from this service, please contact Merry Nordeen in the rectory. We would like to know if there is a need.

As a reminder, our monthly Healing Mass will be this Wednesday, November 1, starting with the recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m.

I will be available for confession this week on Tuesday, October 31, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.

God love you,