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August 7: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

The summer is just flying by, and it is difficult to believe that we have completed one week in August! Already we are looking forward to a new school year. With that in mind, this coming Tuesday we as a faith community are hosting a special program at The Bluff on Bay Settlement Road. If you may be considering a change for your child’s education, we invite you to consider the gift of a Catholic education at Holy Cross School. This Tuesday at The Bluff from 5:30 to 7:30 pm you can attend our “MEET, GREET AND EAT” program. You can meet our Principal, Robin Jensen, some of our staff and teachers, and get information about our school. If you bring the announcement found inside, you can also get a special discount on your meal, or enjoy
some free popcorn and soda.

Monday, August 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because it falls on a Monday this year, it is not considered a Holy Day of Obligation. However, the Feast of the Assumption is special to us this year because it is a special anniversary for The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Robinsonville, and each year this Feast draws many to the outdoor Mass celebrated at 10 am, followed by Benediction and the recitation of the rosary. I encourage you to plan to attend and to join thousands of others for this special event. You are asked to bring your own lawn chair for seating, and I suggest that you also bring a cooler with bottles of iced water.

Kindly remember to pick up your envelope with the Football Mania tickets. This is a big fundraiser for our parish, school and faith formation program and at the same time can be a lot of fun. I ask that you participate in this program sponsored by the leadership of our parish community.

Please also keep in mind that on the weekend of September 10th and 11th we will have our annual collection for the support of our diocesan seminarians. As a church we need to prepare for our future needs and this is an essential preparation for doing this. Kindly mark your calendars and plan ahead for this important collection.

On Friday, August 12, we will serve a warm, delicious meal of beef stew, jello, and bars to visitors to the N.E.W. Community Shelter. We need volunteers to make food and help serve. Please contact Lynn Meyers at 866-9194 if you can help. This is a great way to reach out to help those less fortunate in our community.

Thanks to a generous parishioner, the remainder of our 2010 Bishop’s Appeal Assessment has been paid. However, we still have a significant shortfall from our 2011 Bishop’s Appeal and, therefore, the second collections will continue until this
amount is collected and paid off. Please be generous as we try to pay off our debt to
the Diocese.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 8.8.11 Church Bulletin

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