Thursday at the Parish

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Hello all,

I hope all is well.  Here is a brief update around the parish today.

  • The big news yesterday was that we reached our goal for the lock-in, which means that the school’s supporters and the children were able to bring in $2,000 for the school in the final few days.  Thank you to all those who contributed these past few weeks.  Without your support, we couldn’t keep our wonderful school going strong and couldn’t seek to develop and grow it. Again, please know of our students’ prayers for your intentions. The children were very excited yesterday.  Special thanks are owed to Rachel Pribyl for all of her countless hours and hard work on the Marathon too.  I’m grateful to still have my life after reaching our goal.
  • Due to the MEA weekend, there is no school today or tomorrow.
  • Tonight, we have our second capital campaign volunteer meeting at 6:30 P.M. in the church basement.  You don’t need to have attended the previous meeting to attend this one.  Thank you to those who have volunteered their time in this way.  This meeting should be relatively brief, as we gather the volunteers, update them on the campaign’s status, and answer any questions.
  • Tonight we also have the parish advisory council at 7:00 P.M. in the rectory office.  Eventually, I hope to make a post which will give additional details about the council.  For many years, Saint Timothy’s did not have a parish council.  We formed one earlier this year.  It is comprised of eight parishioners who help make recommendations and give advice on the overall big-picture running and vision of the parish.  The recent concert with Tony Deblois was one recommendation that came from the parish advisory council.  I look forward to meeting with them tonight.
  • Today is the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila, a doctor of the church. One of her famous quotations is, “Let nothing disturb you,
    Let nothing frighten you,
    All things are passing away:
    God never changes.
    Patience obtains all things
    Whoever has God lacks nothing;
    God alone suffices.”
  • Saint Teresa also famously wrote,”Christ has no body but yours,
    No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
    Yours are the eyes with which he looks
    Compassion on this world,
    Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
    Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
    Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
    Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
    Christ has no body now but yours,
    No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
    Yours are the eyes with which he looks
    compassion on this world.
    Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Those are the main updates for now.  There is still no word on the building permit for the school addition project.  I’ll wait until this weekend to give you the latest counts for the campaign.  Thank you again for your generous support.  See you soon.

Father Meyer

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