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August 19, 2018

posted Aug 17, 2018, 5:19 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY,  I think I need to remind parishioners again that if someone is in the hospital from our parish, please call the rectory and inform us.  Without the HOSPITAL having a paid chaplain, as they have had in the past, it is difficult at times to know who is in the hospital from our parish.  We are on call for any emergencies that might arise for a Catholic patient and we do take care of them when they arise.  However, if we do not receive a call, we will not know who from our parish is in.  Patients from other parishes are to be visited by their priest/pastor.  And so I am asking your help in this matter.  I would hate to have a parishioner not visited by your priests all due to the lack of a phone call.

Next Sunday,  August 26,  is OUR PARISH PICNIC beginning at 4:00 and ending around 7:00.  As always it will be held on the Knights of Columbus grounds.  This event for the parish has grown each year and I am anticipating another successful turnout to celebrate our parish family.  Please mark your calendars in advance so that you will be able to attend this wonderful event, celebrating family life within our parish.

Just a note on some logistics concerning our SATURDAY MORNING CONFESSION SCHEDULE:  as scheduled, confessions are heard at 9:45 or after the 9:00 AM mass and will continue until finished.  We do not have an end time for hearing confessions.   Sometimes people will come after 10:15 or 10:30 or so in order that they will not have to wait in lines.  Unfortunately if the number coming for confessions is light, we might be gone from the boxes by then.  So please for those coming for confessions, come early so that we will not miss you.

FROM FR. RALPH…..I am very grateful to you, Very Rev. Fr. Neil Dadey for being such a special friend to me, and giving me the opportunity to spend some time with you every summer in your parish. My dear People of God, my visit to your parish this year, has been exceptional and extraordinary, with most of you opening up to me, taking time to talk to me, inviting me out for lunch and dinner, and always welcoming me to your parish. Your generosity and kindness have been terrific and overwhelming as you keep contributing and donating financially to support our school in Ghana. You have been very charitable to us, and we continue to say, ‘thank you so much’!  This brings to mind a question I keep asking myself, “What a wonderful Parish?” which leads me to join Louis Armstrong in singing ... “I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white; the bright blessed day, the dark sacred night; And I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky are also on the faces of people going by; I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do, they're really saying I love you. I hear babies crying, I watch them grow; they’ll learn much more than I'll never know. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.”  Indeed, I am most grateful to you. You are such a wonderful people, and I think to myself what a wonderful parish! God bless you all. Oh Yeah!

This Wednesday we will have our ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC for the school children and families.  It will take place in front of the school from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  There will be a brief parent meeting in the gym at 6:00, before the festivities.  All school children and their families are warmly invited to attend.

HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - An engineer, a physicist, a mathematician, and a mystic were asked to name the greatest invention of all time. The engineer chose fire, which gave humanity power over matter. The physicist chose the wheel, which gave humanity the power over space. The mathematician chose the alphabet, which gave humanity power over symbols. The mystic chose the thermos bottle.  "Why a thermos bottle?" the others asked. "Because the thermos keeps hot liquids hot in winter and cold liquids cold in summer." "Yes - so what?" "Think about it." said the mystic reverently. "That little bottle - how does it know?"