Father Paul's Weekly Reflections

Thoughts from the Heart 

November 21, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today the Church celebrates Christ, the King of the Universe. As we conclude the church year, we focus our attention on who Jesus is. The scripture tells us that the kingdom of God is an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed.

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You and I are part of this kingdom. Jesus says this kingdom is not of this world. As we honor who Jesus is let us once again claim Jesus to be the King and center of our hearts.

 

Later on this week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, may we be ever thankful for all the blessings we have been given.

Have a blessed week.

Love,

Fr. Paul

From the Pastor's Desk

 

November 21, 2021
Next Monday we will resume praying all our Novenas after daily Mass.

October 31, 2021
The rectory renovations, painting and flooring of the living room/dining room, has already been paid for by generous parishioners, whom we thank for providing for this need.

October 24, 2021
Pope Francis has called for a Synod in the entire church from 2021-2023. It will be a time of listening to God’s people. I will keep you informed of how you might participate in this in our local Archdiocese as we go along. 

October 17, 2021
We are in need of funeral servers to serve at our Parish funerals. Right now we have only one person doing this.

I would like to expand this ministry. Please call the Rectory O@ice if you are interested.
Thank you, Fr. Paul

October 10, 2021
The Month of November is dedicated to the Holy Saints and Souls. There will be envelopes available for you to list the names of the deceased, a donation may also be made but is not necessary. Purple candles will burn during the month in the sanctuary as well.

September 19, 2021
I made the decision to close the Early Childhood program in our school building for financial reasons.

We are currently renting six classrooms to The Builder School run by Rabbi Teitz. The rental money goes to the Archdiocese to pay down our million dollar debt to the Diocese, as will any other monies from any other classrooms we can rent in the school.

The School building continues to be used for Religious Education, and Parish Activities.

August 1, 2021
If you have not yet made your contribution to the Annual Appeal “Passing on the Faith” for the Archdiocese, envelopes are available at the doors. Please help our parish meet its goal of $49,000.

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK Maddy Saul, who recently resigned as Social Concerns Ministry Leader. Maddy’s dedication, spirit of giving and hard work for over a decade with the Social Concerns Ministry was so appreciated by the Parish and the Charities she and her Ministry served for all these many years and will continue to serve in the future.

We would also like to welcome Sandy Johnson, as the new Social Concerns Ministry Leader. We look forward to working with Sandy on future projects, one starting this month of August in honor of Our Lady of Assumption.

June 6, 2021
Ministries Are in Need of Help and Volunteers 
The following Ministries are in desperate need of volunteers. Please call the Rectory Office to be put in touch with the appropriate Ministry Leaders.
- Leaders of Song - Dr. Richard Sorce
- Beautification (Gardening) - Marion Van Blarcum 
- Funeral Altar Servers - Rectory Office
​- Altar Linens - Call the Rectory - This Ministry launders the Purificators and Corporals, both of the small cloths that are used at Masses.

Have You Considered the Benefits of Serving in One of Our More than 30 Ministries

10. You will gain a broader perspective.

Serving others allows you to focus on those in need and not yourself.

9. You will make friends.

You find "good people" and bond together in a common goal.

8. You will make a difference.

You will feel better knowing you helped someone else in their life’s journey.

7. You will feel refreshed.

You will find acceptance in a community of faith and love.

6. You will find that you are more generous.

You will feel GOOD and want to give more and more of your time

And talents.

5. You will learn what is important.

You will learn what the Church teaches and teach it to your children.

4. You will find that your efforts have a Greater Purpose.

Your endeavors could result in someone's life being changed for eternity.

3. You will Give Back.

The more you give…The more you get back.

2. You will discover your Natural and Spiritual Gifts.

God has given each one of us abilities and talents intended to help others.

1. You will find Jesus.