We gather today as we do every Sunday, as the Body of Christ. We are called to be Christ in the world through our words and actions. Saint Paul teaches us that we are called to be parts of Christ’s body. Individually we are many parts, but together we are one. As we begin to observe Catholic Schools Week today, let Paul’s words provide a valuable lesson for us to learn.
Last weekend the second collection was taken for the church in Latin America. We have collected $1,050.00. Thank you for your generosity.
Maintenance Updates: We had to have some “preventive maintenance” done on our boiler. When our boiler repair company, Stanton Mechanical, was here last, they noticed that the seal on the pump that leads to the water tank was in need of replacement. The water tank feeds the boiler, so everything needs to be in working condition. Stanton replaced the seal last week at a cost of about $1,000.00. Preventive maintenance on the boiler should help to keep costs down in the long run.
Cafeteria: For years, in order to turn the lights on in the cafeteria, the electrical panel had to be opened and the lights turned on by “flicking the switches.” Occasionally and by accident, some switches were turned off that controlled the floodlights on the outside of the building, which left our parking lots in the dark. Our electrician replaced the panel, and we now have a regular light switch to turn the lights on and off.
At all masses next weekend, we will have a sacramental of the blessing of the throats. Traditionally this blessing is celebrated on Sunday close to February 3, the feast day of Saint Blaise of Sebaste.
God bless you,