FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, I hope all parishioners have been noticing the IMPROVEMENTS GOING ON AROUND THE CHURCH PROPERTY, especially around the school. The needed improvements are truly making our property very appealing and beautiful. I hope parishioners are taking pride in what is going on. We still have a long way to go – many bushes, shrubs, trees, pavements, etc. have not been touched in years. Mark and the guys are doing a good job in beautifying the property and it will take more time.
But one caution - please be PATIENT with the work. The trees and shrubs and all the like have not been tended to for quite a while and it will take some time to get the grounds looking like they should. But until then, enjoy what is being done in and around OLV grounds.
This past week we said GOOD-BYE TO FR. RALPH. He returned to Ghana to resume his work as Chancellor, teacher at the seminary and overseer of Holy Name of Mary Academy. As mentioned last weekend, the second collection this weekend will be in support of his continued work at the school. As you have seen by the pictures, there is so much good being accomplished in the lives of the children of Beyin and it is through the generous support of many good parishioners and different parishes that the work can continue to enrich the lives of God’s children. May God bless all who are supportive of this endeavor.
And speaking of Fr. Ralph, he wanted me to extend to all of you his HEARTFELT THANKS for the kind reception given him over the 5 weeks he was with us. He was overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity shown to him and his school. I am also grateful to all of you for your loving acceptance of him at OLV. Your actions showed that OLV is truly a loving parish, giving of themselves for all of God’s children. God bless each and every one of you who made him feel welcomed.
Our SIGHT AND SOUND TRIP TO SEE THE MUSICAL JOSEPH is sold out. I am very grateful for that. However, we will be having a “waiting list” for needed replacements. Please, if you would like to go, call the rectory and your name will be placed on the list. Normally, we do have a few cancellations as the date draws nearer.
HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - The Company Commander and the First Sergeant were in the field. As they hit the sack for the night, the First Sergeant said, "Sir, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?" The CO said, "I see millions of stars. 1st Sgt.: "And what does that tell you, sir?" CO: "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?” 1st Sgt.: "Well sir, it tells me that somebody stole our tent."