From Fr. Godfrey
– MISSION. To call ourselves Christian without a willingness to embrace true conversion is to fool ourselves. We need to be challenged and supported as we become holier. To stand still in the spiritual life is to presume that we don’t need Christ’s grace, His Word, to be better. The purpose of a Parish Mission is to awaken within the parishioners — all of us — a desire for conversion, change, growth in holiness. And so I urge every parishioner to come be challenged on Sunday at noon and Monday and Tuesday at 6:30PM. You won’t be sorry, I promise. But passing up one opportunity after another to grow in faith, well that’s just imprudent. So come, enjoy Fr. Mick’s message of faith and hope. Grow in holiness and enjoy the experience of the Mission with your brothers and sisters in Christ. You’ll spend less time on the Mission than you will on the Super Bowl and we know which is more likely to get us to heaven!!
– CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK. Thank you to all who made an effort to celebrate Catholic Schools Week last week. We can be appropriately proud of the good work we do in our mission of education. Thanks especially to our faculty and staff!
– SENIOR MINISTRY. Last week, I met with a committee to launch our Senior Ministry. We’re looking at a monthly event for the next six months for our parishioners over 60 — game day, 11AM Mass with potluck lunch, day trip, cards, etc. More information coming soon. We’re also looking for ways to enhance our care of all parishioners who find themselves unable to come to church for Mass — Holy Communion, visits, support. If you’re willing to begin taking Holy Communion to the homebound or nursing home residents, please notify the parish office. (If you’re already taking Holy Communion, thank you, but there’s no need to let us know.) If you have a family member that is in need of Holy Communion at home or in the nursing home or hospital, PLEASE DO NOT PRESUME THAT WE WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE HOSPITAL. Please take the time to let us know. Thanks for helping this parish carry out its mission.
– CAFETERIA. A few months ago, I assembled a committee to look at the condition of our cafeteria and make recommendations on attention that is needed there. The committee has been seeking initial bids for various elements of the project. Fear not (you should know me by now!), we aren’t going into debt to renovate the cafeteria. We’ll look at what is necessary and move forward.