Work is scheduled to begin this week on adjusting and repairing the main entry doors to the church. The repairs will be capably handled by Merrick Builders who have been completing much of the construction left undone or only partially completed by our construction manager and subs.
Faith to Move Mountains
As you know, the Diocesan Endowment Campaign Faith to Move Mountains has been underway in the diocese for many months. It is now our turn to enlist support for the fundraising which will endow trusts to fund designated areas of pastoral ministry. Details about the diocesan fund can be found on their website and will be mailed to parishioners in the coming weeks. Our parish goal for the campaign has been set at $ 940,000. The parish is in the process of organizing the campaign material and you will hear more about it in the coming weeks.
The overall average was a bit higher this week than last, but we still have a way to go.
Let us encourage each other to attend mass.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For in this visible house that you have let us build
and where you never cease to show favor
to the family on pilgrimage to you in this place,
you wonderfully manifest and accomplish
the mystery of your communion with us.
Here you build up for yourself the temple that we are
and cause your Church, spread throughout the world,
to grow ever more and more as the Lord's own Body,
till she reaches her fullness in the vision of peace,
the heavenly city of Jerusalem.
Join us in prayer at 9:00 AM Eucharist tomorrow morning to commemorate the First Anniversary of the Dedication of our parish church. The special mass has its own readings and prayers and is a solemnity (Gloria, Creed).
In some ways, it doesn't seem like one year ago!
The church has served us well in the last year accommodating groups large and small, joyful celebrations and mournful ones.