I hope all is well. Today is a busy day and this week is busy but mainly with the usual great activities of parish and school life.
- First, I hope you didn’t miss the announcement about the concert a week from today. Read more about a free, inspiring, fun concert being offered at Saint Timothy’s here. Tony Deblois has been featured on national television and performed internationally. Join us next Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.
- Today, we have the morning Bible study, youth group, faith formation, and more.
- This evening there will be a special opening Mass for grades 7-10 in faith formation. This allows us to pray for our students and commend the faith formation year into the hands of God. Anyone is welcome. Mass will begin shortly after 7:00 P.M.
- Thank you to those who have pledge for the Marathon already. The Marathon is this Saturday and our children need your support to achieve their goal of the lock-in. We pray for your intentions every Friday. Thanks for your support of our school.
- Today is the feast of Saint Jerome, one of the most brilliant saints in the Church’s history. He translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin. He lived a very ascetic, holy life. Saint Jerome tried to separate himself as much as possible from a worldly life and the temptations around him. He is famous for saying “Ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ”. He is also a helpful saint to remember for those who struggle with a bad temper or impatience. Saint Jerome was known for both of these, but he was able to become a saint because he recognized his weakness and strove to overcome it each day.
- Bobby, our teaching parish seminarian, will be up at the parish this afternoon and evening as well. He visits the parish two or three weekdays a month and one weekend a month. It’s always great to have him. He will be ordained a deacon this year and a priest next year. I’m eagerly looking forward to his ordination so he can begin preaching. Every year, the seminarians are given a special focus for their life in the parish and school. Bobby’s focus this year is on administration. He will learn in a special way about the administrative details in the life of a priest, such as finances, personnel, management, meetings, committees, fundraising, facilities, and more. Thanks for your prayers and support for him and our own seminarians.
I hope your week is going well. Let’s continue to pray for each other as a parish.