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May 8: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we celebrate and honor those women who have given us life’s greatest gift – that of life itself. On behalf of the entire parish, I want to wish all of our mothers, our expectant mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers a wonderful and joy-filled day. In spite of the fact that my mother has been deceased for more than 20 years, I still remember and honor her for the woman that she was, the faith and generosity that she passed on to her family, and most of all for the love and devotion that she gave to me and my brother and sister. I do hope that all of you share this sentiment of mine for your mothers.

There is a wonderful verse in the Old Testament Book of Proverbs, Chapter 31, that I hope echoes your feeling toward your mother…

“…she opens her mouth in wisdom,
and on her tongue is kindly counsel.
Her children rise up and praise her:
‘Many are the women of proven worth,
But you have excelled them all.’”

Please remember that this Friday is our turn as a parish to provide a hot meal at the N.E.W. Shelter. We need people to make stew, Jello, etc. and to help serve. If you can help, please call Lynn Meyers, her phone number is in this bulletin. Remember the words of Jesus … “I was hungry and you gave me to eat, Was thirsty and you gave me to drink….”

Next weekend is a very special time for us here at Holy Cross Parish because we will welcome our young children, who have been preparing since last October, to the Table of the Lord for their First Holy Communion. We will welcome them at the 4 pm and 10 am Masses. We thank their parents for all the time and effort that they have given to their children during this preparation period and also our teachers in school and faith formation in making sure that these children are well prepared. The bulletin next weekend will list the names of our First Holy Communion children. We pray that Almighty God may bless and keep them in His care and that their First Holy Communion will be the first in a lifelong practice of coming to the Table of the Lord.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 5.8.11 Church Bulletin

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