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June 20/21 From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

"Happy Father's Day" to all of our Dads! Let us remember all of them as we celebrate the Eucharist and in a special way all those young men of our parish who have become "DADS" recently for the first time. I came across an item on the internet that I want to share with you on this special day… it is entitled:

"WHAT MAKES A DAD?"
God took the strength of a mountain,
the majesty of a tree,
the warmth of the summer sun,
the calm of a quiet sea,
the generous soul of nature,
the comforting arm of night,
the wisdom of the ages,
the power of the eagle's flight.
the joy of the morning in spring,
the faith of a mustard seed,
the patience of eternity,
the depth of a family in need.
Then God combined these qualities, and there was nothing more to add.
He knew His masterpiece was complete, and so He called it...
DAD!

A word of thank you for all who gave us feedback on the changes I have recently proposed. You still have an opportunity this weekend to give feedback by filling out the white sheets available in the pews. In response to a couple of comments, please be reminded that the old tabernacle will remain in the proposed Blessed Sacrament Chapel/Museum and we have a commitment for a new, smaller tabernacle to be donated. Additional funds have been donated for this specific project, so no parish funds will be used for this proposed project.

Last Monday and Tuesday, the Norbertine Community at St. Norbert Abbey celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of the Abbey building. Representatives from Holy Cross Parish joined me and the Norbertine community for the Anniversary Mass and reception which followed. The Abbot of Berne Abbey (in Holland and the Abbey who send Abbot Pennings to America) was present and reminded us that his Abbey in Holland was celebrating its 875-year Anniversary of its founding. So together, we go back quite a number of years.

Congratulations and best wishes to Ken and Maggie Jacobs who celebrate 50 years of marriage this weekend. Ken has been a lifetime member of Holy Cross Parish, was born here, Baptized here, received all his Sacraments here, and of course he and Maggie were married here 50 years ago. They have been and continue to be active in our parish, and we appreciate all they have done and continue to do. It is our prayer that God will grant them "AD MULTOS ANNOS" or translated into English..."Many more happy years together."

The pleasant days of Spring appear to be flowing into the beautiful and warm days of Summer, take time to enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

“Oremus pro invicem,”
Fr Tom

Related link:
06.22.09 Church Bulletin

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