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July 28, 2019

posted Jul 26, 2019, 5:17 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, this Sunday morning we will be having a breakfast to help HOLY NAME OF MARY SCHOOL in Ghana.  The breakfast is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, aided by a wonderful group of volunteers.  The breakfast is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.  I encourage you to come and enjoy a breakfast and at the same time help support Fr. Ralph’s school in Ghana.  Everyone can go to the Waffle Shop next weekend.  For now, head over to the Activities Center for Sunday breakfast. 

And speaking of Fr. Ralph, we will be having our PROMISED SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE SCHOOL AND HOPEFULLY THE PURCHASE OF A BUS next Sunday at all Masses.  So often the education that we take for granted here in the United States is a luxury for children in third world countries.  It was so wonderful hearing Father Ralph talk about the 9 students going to college and the 24 students who have graduated from the school and applied for admission to high school.  For these students, going on to higher education was only a dream.  But now it can be a reality for any student wanting a better life.  Fr. Ralph will be leaving us on the 6th of August and I would like to  present him with a generous gift to continue to bring a better life, not only for the children of Beyin but for the families as well.  Again, the collection will be taken up NEXT SUNDAY. There are           envelopes at the entrances of the church to be used for this purpose. 

As it is becoming more prevalent at weekend Masses, I do ask parishioners to refrain from giving money to anyone SOLICITING from churchgoers as they enter or exit our church.  Many of those who ask are repeat people who come here asking for help.  We do have agencies and a fund to help those who are TRULY IN NEED.  If approached, please refer them to your priests.  We can then  determine if the need is real or if the person is just taking the parish for a ride.  It is not being    unchristian to refer them to us; it is being prudent so as not to be taken advantage of month after month.  Please help us as this situation continues to grow at our church. 

A reminder to parishioners that CATHOLIC DAY AT THE BALLPARK WITH THE SPIKES is this Sunday evening.  The game begins at 6:05 with the singing by our Catholic Community and friends of the national anthem and God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch.  If you have not          purchased your tickets as yet, you still can go to the ballpark and purchase them from Chris who will be manning a table right outside the ticket booth.  Come and enjoy a night out with your parish          community and our State College Spikes.

Once again someone using my name and a fake e-mail address has been soliciting parishioners asking for I-tunes cards or other gift cards to be sent to them. Please understand that I will NEVER ASK ANYONE for gift cards at any time for any purpose.  I do not know why this keeps happening; but please if you get an e-mail requesting that you send gift cards to anyone, please ignore and     delete.  Do not fall prey to anyone claiming to be me.  One of me is enough for everyone!



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