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September 11: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

As all are aware, this is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack against the United States, the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the thousands of innocent lives lost. Thousands are still mourning their loved ones lost on that horrendous day. I will never forget where I was when I first saw and watched the events of that morning. I invite you to join with me and Americans across our land who will hold sacred this anniversary day and hold in prayer those who lost their lives. Let us also be thankful to those who in the years following the attack have given of their time, talents, and energy in keeping our country and us safe from such horrors ever occurring again.

Just a reminder that our program called “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” will run for five consecutive weeks beginning on Wednesday, September 21st. If you are interested in participating in either the Wednesday morning session from 9:30—10:30 or the evening session from 7—8, we ask you to call the rectory to register so we know how many to expect for each session.

Kindly welcome my Brother Bob and his wife April, who have flown in from Salt Lake City, Utah, to spend some vacation time with me. After Mass this Sunday, I will be taking them to our Norbertine House in Algoma for a few days and thus will be gone from the parish from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday evening. Know you can reach me on my cell phone should there be an emergency (619-7844).

Next weekend is Catechetical Weekend at which time we celebrate, honor, and bless all those who in our parish give of their time, talent, and energy to be teachers, catechists, and proclaimers of the Good News of the Gospel to our children, young adults, and adults. May God Bless them and keep them in His care.

This Weekend is our Diocesan Seminarian Collection as announced last week. God has blessed us with a number of men who are answering His call to “Follow Him”. Through this collection we offer our financial support for them as they pursue their studies in becoming priests. It is OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE as WE HELP THEM TODAY. We thank you for your generosity and know that God will bless you for it.

You may have noticed a note in last weekend’s bulletin about a needed roof repair at the school that will cost approximately $6,500. A few days ago, we were made aware of the need to replace the roof over the school gym. If these repairs are not made before winter, we can expect to have not only roof damage but damage to the interior of the school. We are receiving bids on the project, and are looking at a need for about $30,000 to replace that portion of the roof. Any financial assistance you may wish to give to offset these unbudgeted expenses will be greatly appreciated. Mark your donation “Roof Repair.”

Please hold in prayer the family of parishioner Margaret Wojcik who passed away this week. May she rest in peace.

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 9.11.11 Church Bulletin

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