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May 27, 2018

posted May 25, 2018, 5:45 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, MEMORIAL DAY, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those who lost their lives while fighting in the Civil War. But  during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.  For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.  We will remember at the 9:00 AM Mass on Monday, those who sacrificed their lives.  It will be the only Mass that day.  The RECTORY WILL BE CLOSED on Monday allowing staff and priests to enjoy the day.  Regular office hours will  resume on Tuesday.

 

                                                                          Memorial Day Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, on this day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection. We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, hope and strength will fill their lives. May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen

 

We will celebrate the SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK this Wednesday at 6:00 PM. For those wishing to be anointed, suffering with an illness, please plan to be with us. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will end at 5:00 PM allowing time for the church to be “changed over” for the         celebration.  Just a reminder to all that this sacrament is not to be viewed as the kiss of death, but one of healing and life. 

 

The NEW WEEKDAY LECTOR SCHEDULE was sent out for the month of June.  If you did not receive yours, please call the rectory for your copy.  Once again, I want to thank all those who volunteered to read at the 7:00 and 9:00 AM Masses.  It is so nice to see more people wanting to become involved in the ministries of the church.  Thank you all!

 

The PARISH COUNCIL had its last meeting for the year.  Now we can take the summer off and enjoy all that the summer brings.  However, I am looking for some replacements for those who are leaving the Council.  I do rely on the Council for their advice and guidance.  This Board has and is a big help to me as I make the final decisions for the parish.  Therefore, if there is anyone interested in being part of the Parish Council, please submit your name to me or to Betty by August 1.  You can submit someone else’s name if you wish.  I will contact them to see if they are interested in running.  Before the September meeting, I will draw the names “from a hat” and they will be then placed on the Council.  Again, please nominate by August 1.

 

There will be a TRAINING SESSION ON JUNE 12 AT 7:15 PM in the Church for those wishing to be trained as LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS for our parish. This training will be for new parishioners wanting to participate in this ministry.

 

HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - 65-Year-Old Mother -- New Baby - With all the new technology regarding fertility, a 65-year-old woman was able to give birth to a baby recently.  When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, her relatives came to visit. "May we see the new baby?" one asked.  "Not yet," said the mother. "I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first."  Thirty minutes had passed, and another relative asked, "May we see the new baby now?"  "No, not yet," said the mother.  After another few minutes had elapsed, they asked again, "May we see the baby now?"  "No, not yet," replied the mother sternly.  Growing very impatient, they asked, "Well, when CAN we see the baby?"  "WHEN HE CRIES!" she told them.  "WHEN HE CRIES??" they demanded. "Why do we have to wait until he CRIES??"  "BECAUSE... I forgot where I put him!"

 

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