I hope you’re having a good week. Here is an update on some of the activities and events happening around the parish and school this week.
- First, today is our feast day as a parish. We celebrate the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus. Ever wonder who Saint Timothy was? You can learn more about him here. As you read this, perhaps you can say an extra quick prayer for our parish and all of our parishioners, especially the sick and the struggling.
- The Archbishop is hosting a dinner at his residence this evening for young men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. We will have two young people from our parish attending the dinner. Please continue to pray for young people to respond courageously to the call to serve him as a priest, Deacon, or consecrated man or woman. Please continue to pray for the three seminarians already studying to be priests as well.
- We will have the usual Tuesday and Wednesday activities with Bible study, faith formation, youth group, and more. I look forward to teaching the 9th graders during the evening session tomorrow and visiting with the kindergarteners during the day.
- Congratulations to our second graders who made their first confession on Saturday.
- This Thursday the Knights of Columbus will be meeting in the church basement at 7:00 PM.
- “Friday Night Live” will be this Friday evening. This is an event for middle school youth, largely hosted by the Core Team of the youth group. There will be food, fun, faith-building activities, and more.
- There will be a Baptism Class this Saturday morning at 10:00 at the church office. If you have not yet attended a baptism class and will be having a child baptized soon, please call the parish office to register.
- I look forward to hearing Deacon Ron preach this weekend.
- This Sunday is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. We will have a special Mass on Sunday at 10:00 AM with our school students and families. I look forward to talking more about our school and Catholic education in the days ahead.
- Plan to stay a few minutes after Mass this weekend, if you would like to have your throat blessed. Deacon Ron and I will give the blessing of Saint Blasé to any interested parishioners. Anyone can receive this blessing. It is intended to help alleviate and prevent illnesses of the throat and other diseases.
- Work continues on the school addition project. I look forward to sharing more about it in the days ahead.
Let’s continue to pray for and support each other as a parish. See you soon.