This week we celebrated the twin holy days of All Saints and All Souls, bringing those who have died to the front of our minds. Focusing on them, we reflect on what is truly important in this life. Perhaps the scribe who comes to Jesus to ask “Which is the first of all the commandments?” is thinking this way. He certainly was after Jesus told him “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” Let us contemplate this today as we celebrate the Eucharist.
Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Pancake Breakfast. Thanks for your support of our CCD program. Big thanks to all who prepared this event in Fearon Hall and kitchen as well.
30th Annual Game Day will be on Sunday, November 11th. We have a special price for our parishioners – $15.00. You can buy tickets at the door after every mass. You may find more details about tickets and raffles in the Chimes.
Last week we upgraded the bathroom in the rectory basement. The toilet and sink were replaced, a vanity was added (for storage), and a new vinyl floor was put down. The walls were painted as well. Though this bathroom is seldom used, it was not in good working condition and needed the upgrade. Our maintenance man, Christian, did the work himself, so the cost was kept at a minimum. The cost to upgrade was under $600.00.
Friends, please be guided by the following message from one of our parish families:
“On Saturday, Oct 27 at approximately 5:10 pm I parked outside the side entrance to the school hall. The lot was full during the 5:00 pm mass. I was “double parked” and left the keys in my vehicle while unloading packages for the pancake breakfast. There were several folks in the area also transferring packages to a van parked next to my truck. While I made one trip into the hall, I was inside for just a few minutes. When I returned to the lot my truck was gone, stolen. I believe the person who took it had been trolling the lot looking for unlocked cars with the intent to steal whatever they could find.
The point of this message is to be cautious when parking your vehicle, everywhere, no matter how long you plan to be gone. Car thefts and carjacking have been happening far too frequently in our area. Don’t make the same mistake I made. Always lock your car and take your keys. Even with several people around, finding a vehicle with the keys inside was like hitting the jackpot. In addition to my truck several raffle prizes were taken.”
As we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, we ask our Lord for more dedicated holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.
Monday, November 5th at 7:00 pm Holy Hour will take place in the chapel. Please join me in this traditional devotion. It is an excellent occasion for more prayers for our loved ones, both living and the dead.
God bless you,