Today we will hear of horrifying signs that may portend the end of the world: earthquakes and famines, wars and persecutions. Even though these warnings were given two thousand years ago or more and the world has not ended, they can still spur us to act now. As we celebrate Mass today, let us look at our lives and consider what we should change and then resolve to do so now.
The 31st Annual Game Day was held last Sunday, and I am happy to report that it was a big success! The spirit was good, and it seems everyone enjoyed the day. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all involved in planning and working hard to make this event a success. Since we are still working on the final profit for Game Day, please expect more details in next weekend’s bulletin.
Next week, our second collection will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over 46 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their communities. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.
Next Sunday we have an opportunity to support our Religious Education program by participation in Pancake Breakfast. It starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes to 1:30 p.m. It is another opportunity where we can meet in our renewed Fearon Hall.
It is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s practice every year of counting of people attending masses. In the month of October, we count our parishioners as well. This year the average participation at weekend masses was 338, which is 13 less than last year.
Thank you for worshiping at St. Bernardine.
God bless you,