Pastor’s Reflection for October 9, 2016

Dear Parishioners,

As you can see on the front cover, we had the blessing of the animals last weekend. We had a couple dozen Application version: 1.1.2009.0130dogs, a few cats and even one rat.  Caleb was a good host and enjoyed many of his friends coming for a blessing.

Last Friday evening, we had our volunteer appreciation dinner. We sent out 400 invitations, that’s right 400, to parishioners who contribute their time and talents in service to our community. This is a wonderful testament of how this church community is blessed. I am so grateful to God for being a Pastor of this community.  I have received many compliments from my fellow priests on this community and I respond by saying how blessed I am.  I can only marvel at the parish programs created and run with the gifts and talents of our volunteers. I wish to thank all who made this night such a great event: Laurie’s 9:09 for the delicious turkey dinner, Elm Street Bakery for the tasty cupcakes and the Jazzabelle’s for the music. I thank my staff for being the servers. Lastly, I thank all who give themselves in service to this church community.

The school has requested that a sign be placed at the Murray-Albion side of the church property so people will know where the school is located. Since the school is on Gould Street, it is hidden and not easily visible from the main road. The cost would be approximately $1,500. This is an opportunity for any who may wish to make a donation to the school. The school is a non-profit organization therefore the gift is tax deductible.  If you would like to make a full or partial donation toward the sign, please contact Maureen Miller in the rectory.

As a reminder, we have a DVD series on the Acts of the Apostles on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:15 p.m.

I will be available for confession this week on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

 God love you,