We thank you for your generous contributions today to our collections. Your gifts will enable the Church and our parish to carry out the mission of Christ.
Starting last Sunday, students enrolled in our parish’ Religious Education Program have begun bringing their own offering envelopes to Sunday Mass. These weekly envelopes may be used at any Sunday Mass, as a way to foster faithful Mass attendance and commitment among children. Parents: please note that these envelopes are for the children ONLY, NOT TO BE CONFUSED with your family’s normal weekly envelopes. The idea is that the children’s donation, no matter how small, should represent a small sacrifice to the Lord from their own allowance.
This Monday, October 10, is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. There will be only one Mass at 9am in the upper Church. Please note that following the Rosary after Mass, the Church and the Parish Office will be closed for the rest of the day.
Next weekend, October 15 and 16, our parish will join the Diocese in taking up a special second collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Fiona and Ian, who are suffering from tragic losses of lives and livelihood. Some of these victims are known to us, especially those in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Florida and the southeastern United States. We encourage you to open your hearts to this worthy cause next weekend.
We are happy to report that, to date, 192 parishioners have pledged a total of $68,327 to the Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $60,859 have already been collected. We thank those who have donated and invite all to consider joining us to support our local Church. Donation envelopes are available at the church entrances for your convenience.
For more information on these and other parish news, please take home a copy of the weekly bulletin or read here on our parish website.