Although I cannot be with you all, I warmly extend my thanks to Bishop Rhoades for coming to the parish this weekend to commission Jessica, our parish missionary. With the guidance of Abby Kyle (now serving as Director of Evangelization), Jessica has done a great job working on the first youth nights of this year along with her team of volunteers. I am excited about the good she will do over this year. I believe there is still need for host families to welcome Jessica in their home for a few weeks at a time. It would be a great opportunity to get to know her and learn about her work in the parish as well as her dreams for the future. Please keep her in your prayers.
Calling all moms! Join us for an informational meeting about our new Busy Mom's Small Group on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m.in the Upper Room. Come get to know other moms at the parish and learn more about small groups!
Depending on our turnout and each mom's schedule, we may create two or more small groups out of this meeting. Abby will be making chocolate chip cookies too! Please come join us!
Next weekend I will be away to celebrate a wedding. At the 9:30 a.m. Mass, our Bishop Kevin Rhoades will be present to celebrate Mass and to commission our parish missionary, Jessica Kline. Please keep her in your prayers as the Lord strengthens her through the bishop for her specific work within our parish, particularly with the youth group and at local high schools.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Have you been Catholic your whole life, but you'd just like a refresher course? Have you been away from the Church and would like to receive the sacraments of initiation?
Being Catholic Inquiry Session Sunday, August 26, 1:30pm in Room 2 of the Parish Center
Classes are open to all parishioners, but are specifically geared toward those who want to become Catholic or would like to be fully initiated. Please join us! Contact Abby Kyle for info.
The parish’s Pastoral Council (a.k.a. “Parish Council”) is an advisory board of 12 members who volunteer one hour a month to meet as a group and discuss matters that affect parish life and direction, offering feedback and constructive criticism to ultimately build up the parish even more in fulfillment of its mission. The council has members for, ideally, three years each, and as some of them are now stepping down from their period of service, we need to replace those numbers.