Fragrance-Free Pews: At our last meeting the Parish Pastoral Council decided that the first three pews next to the wall on the Blessed Mother statue side of the church will be “fragrance-free.” In other words, if you are wearing perfume, after-shave or similar things, please do not sit there. Thank you for your consideration.
Brookline Communion Ministers: We need one or two additional extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to bring the Sacrament to residents of the Fairways and/or the Inn at Brookline. This would involve one Thursday a month. Please contact Msgr. Lockard at the parish office if you would like to volunteer.
Marriage Survey: Our newly-formed OLV Parish Marriage Team is here to help married couples grow in the grace of the Sacrament of Matrimony. They very much want to learn what sort of events - spiritual, social, educational - married couples are interested in having take place in our parish. You can help them by taking a few minutes to fill out the survey form located on the “marriage table” in the Gathering Space. Thank you for your suggestions.
Oklahoma City Relief: Our Parish Pastoral Council voted to donate $3,000 to Catholic Charities USA to help those affected by the killer tornado in Oklahoma. If you would like to add to the total, you can make a check out to OLV parish, mark it for “tornado victims” and put it in the collection or bring it to the parish office.
Priests’ Retreat: I will be in St. Vincent’s Archabbey, Latrobe, PA for the annual Priest’s Retreat from this Sunday evening, June 9th through Thursday afternoon, June 13th. Please pray for me and my fellow priest-retreatants.
Pastoral Council Drawing: The drawing to select the new members for our Pastoral Council will take place during the 9:00am Mass on Saturday, June 15th. Two men and two women will be selected “by lot.”