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November 25, 2012

posted Nov 21, 2012, 12:20 PM by Diane Lapinski

Hurricane Relief: Our parish will soon send a check to Catholic Charities U.S.A. to help those suffering from the recent hurricane along the Atlantic Coast. If you would like to add to the amount, make out your check to OLV Church, mark it “Hurricane Relief” and drop it in the collection.


Annual Bereavement Mass: The annual Mass for those who were buried from our parish in the past year will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 28th at 7:00pm. A social time will follow the Mass in the Gardiner Social Hall. All who had a death in their family during the past year are invited to participate in the Mass.


Cookie Social/Giving Tree:  Next weekend, we will hold the annual Cookie Social in the Gathering Space after all Masses to open the “Giving Tree” season at OLV.  Whether you like cookies or not, please come to the Gathering Space and select an ornament tag from the tree with a suggested gift for a needy person or family.  We expect about 600 ornaments on the tree again this year.


Hearthside Nursing Center Gift:  If you wish to donate a gift to one of the Hearthside Nursing Center residents, please return them next weekend, December 1/2.


Sanctuary Choir Concert:  This will be in our church next Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.  Free admission, but donations to help pay for their trip to Rome are welcome!


Advent:  In the midst of all this, Advent quietly enters by the back door, so to speak.  Advent spiritual reading material is on a table in the Gathering Space.  No charge, but the supply of pamphlets is limited.