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July 1, 2018

posted Jun 29, 2018, 7:05 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, This Wednesday our country   celebrates INDEPENDENCE DAY also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth.  It is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  Therefore the RECTORY WILL BE CLOSED on the 4th allowing priests and staff to enjoy the     holiday with family and friends.  The rectory will reopen on Thursday July 5th at 9:00 AM.

Because of the holiday, there will be some changes to our regular schedule, in addition to the rectory being closed:

1. There will be only ONE MASS that morning celebrated at 9:00 AM.

2. There will be NO ALL DAY ADORATION.


Please, we need a little help from parishioners. As you know, we take care of emergencies at the      hospital.  We can be called out at any moment, at any hour of the day, including Sundays.  Please DO NOT PARK BACK BY THE RECTORY GARAGES. Over the past few weeks, I have been noticing a trend – for people looking for a space to park, it is handy to use the space back by the rectory garages.  However, this makes it impossible to get out if an emergency arises.  So please, be careful not to park in front of the garages of the rectory.  Thanks for your help and understanding.  I do not want to be mean about this, however, I have to take the precautions necessary.


Just a reminder that we will have the PARISH WIDE MEETING to discuss the improvements to the school cafeteria, the air conditioning of the school and the ongoing safety upgrades on July 16th at 6:30 in the school gym.  So far, the response has been positive, but there are questions and that is the purpose of the meeting.  I want everyone to be clear with what we are doing so that no false rumors (which some like to spread) will be “out there.”  I would like to answer one question already put to me – “Are you getting an outside firm to handle the Capital Campaign?” My answer to this is an  emphatic – NO!  I feel in my heart that we can do this on our own and there is no need to pay out $40,000 – $50,000 to a company when this drive can be handled by the capable staff we have here at OLV.  The fees can be used to further our finances.  So please rest assured that every pledge will be used in the projects that have been outlined for you.


Just a reminder to parishioners that we will again have the CATHOLIC COMMUNITY DAY WITH THE SPIKES on July 22 at the ball field.  The cost is $10.00 and they will play the Auburn                  Doubleday’s.  Our group will also participate in the singing of the National Anthem and God Bless America. Please call the rectory to reserve your seat at the game and enjoy a night out with fellow    parishioners and friends from neighboring parishes. 


HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New        England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.  One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor.  There was only one other patron in the store: Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee. The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes. The actor nodded graciously and the star-struck  woman smiled demurely. Pull yourself together, she chides herself. You're a happily married woman with three children; you're forty-five years old, not a teenager!  The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction.  When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change - but her other hand was empty. Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store?  Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand or in a  holder on the counter or something. But no ice cream cone was in sight. With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman. His face broke into his familiar warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman, "You put it in your purse."