Pastor’s Desk: August 18 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Fr. Stanislaw Kuca

Fr. Stanislaw Kuca

 Summer can be a difficult time for many when extreme heat can contribute to wildfires and drought, heat-related illness and difficulty breathing. It is disturbing, then, to hear Jesus say in today’s Gospel, “ I have come to set the earth on fire.” Jesus’ mission was as much to challenge us as to comfort. As disciples, we are challenged to remain faithful, no matter the weather. Have we been set on fire in our commitment to our faith?

God bless you,     

Fr. Stan

               

                                              

During the absence of the pastor, some of our parish groups wish to share their activities with us in his column.  This week we welcome our Religious Education Director.

Greetings!  I’m delighted to share some Good News about our Religious Education Program with you.

During this past year of religious education, the program was comprised of 28 families and 41 students.  We are currently registering students for the upcoming year and look forward to next weekend, August 24th & 25th, which is officially designated as our registration weekend.

In keeping with tradition, we will celebrate our opening liturgy at the 10:30 mass on Sunday, September 8th which will be followed by our pot-luck brunch.

At this liturgy, we will display our FAMILY FAITH QUILT where each family is represented by a specific square on the quilt.  Together we are one family of faith.

We are especially grateful for all nine of our catechists who are returning for the upcoming year.  They are assisted by our faithful substitutes, leaders of song, session secretaries and hostesses.

I ask that you keep all of our parents, students, and catechists in the Religions Education Program in your prayers as they continue their journey of faith.

God bless,

Ann Stauffer

 P.S. Mark your calendar for our annual Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, October 27th.

August 18 Chimes

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