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November 7/8 From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

In our Catholic faith, the month of November is dedicated to our beloved dead. The church calls us to remember those men and women who were part of and who deeply affected us during their time here on earth. We are asked to recall all the good they did, to remember their faith in God and Christ Jesus, and to take what was good in their lives and incorporate it into our lives. Our Book of Remembrance has been placed in our shrine/candle area, and those listed in that book will be remembered in a special way in all the Masses offered in Holy Cross Church during this month. Kindly take time to look through the pages and recall the names that are listed there and feel free to add the names of your beloved dead.

This past Tuesday the Pastoral Council met for its monthly meeting and began our parish’s preparation for the Diocesan Lenten program called “Catholics Come Home.” This program will focus on welcoming “home” those Catholics who have, for whatever reason, stopped practicing their faith. As we sing in the hymn, “All are Welcome,” we hope to create here at Holy Cross a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all who come to our church/parish. There are many ways and opportunities for a lot of people to play a role in this program, and if you are willing to give of your time, energy and talent, kindly call the parish office and give us your name and we will call upon you to play a role in this “welcoming Lenten program.”

Congratulations are in order to Jaris and Tonia Briski and their daughter Emily who bring to Church this weekend their son (and brother), Andrew, for the Sacrament of Baptism. As a parish family, we welcome to God’s holy people our newest member, Andrew Briski.

A word of Thank You for all who contributed to last weekend’s second collection for our church renewal. Your generosity and participation was deeply appreciated.

Oremus Pro Invicem,
Father Tom

Related link: 11.07.09 Church Bulletin

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