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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 21, 2016

Dear People of God,

What a rain storm this last week! I hope your basement is dry and that you did not suffer any damage.

If you remember, we prepared one young man for his First Holy Communion last Spring. Keith will be seen at our Masses as an Altar Server in the months ahead, which brings us to the upcoming season: how many young people do we have who want spiritual formation this year? One family has approached me for Holy Communion, and post Holy Communion formation for their children. Fortunately we have young adults who are willing to help with spiritual formation. At this time, I will start a list of names and contact information so that we can get started. If you have, or you know someone eighteen years or younger who needs spiritual formation, please get with me after Sunday Mass, or leave a note with our Office Manager, Donna so that we can organize to serve these young people.

For all adults, we will resume Bible Study soon; announcements are coming. And we have a lecture series Thursday nights, 7:30 pm in the St. Joseph (basement) room of the rectory, accessible by exterior stairway. Young adults to ninety-nine years old meet after the 10:00 am Mass (about 11:30 am) in the St. Joseph Room. Please feel free to bring “nibbles” to share.

Thanks go to a parishioner couple who dropped off a check for $2,000 for general purposes. I am so grateful! We just suffered a short circuit in the vestibule (entry-way). Thanks to this donation, we can afford to get this problem resolved.   The vestibule lights are functional today, Monday; but the shorted circuit will require a second visit from the electrician.   We are in your debt, kind donor!

Praised be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Fr. John-Paul