This is the weekend of the Installation Mass for a new pastor. For those attending the 5:30 Mass this weekend, we welcome our regional vicar, Monsignor Schooler for this rite, and we invite everyone for a reception in the parish hall after Mass. I don't expect that you'll notice much difference between your new official pastor and your old unofficial pastor of the past 12 weeks.
This Friday, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation. This is one of my favorite feasts, a chance to take a good look at all of those heroes in the faith who have lived before us. We have decided not to have a vigil Mass on Thursday evening because of all the trick-or-treating activity that evening. Our Masses on Friday will be held at 8:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.