Thursday after 8.15 Mass
First Friday after 8.15 Mass
The Rosary is prayed each weekday at 7:50 a.m. (before the 8:15 Mass).
What, then, does this mean, brothers? When you gather, everyone has a psalm, teaching, revelation, foreign language, or interpretation. Everything must be done for up building.
1 Corinthians 14.26
Real community is only built when we work together and share our wisdom. I am grateful to all of you for taking the time to answer the questionnaire that was distributed last month, and I give you thanks for the candid and clear responses you gave.
Personally, I am grateful for your support and appreciation of my and Fr. Fred service as a Priests. Fr. Fred and I are always trying to offer our service in a spirit of love and collaboration with all of you.
I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the views you expressed in your responses to the questionnaire.
First, I am so glad that you use and appreciate our web site. In time, we will be able to list all the important information about our parish and our many activities.
Continued growth in faith is important on a personal level, and that growth contributes to our strength and vibrancy as a community. You expressed your appreciation for our Bible Study meetings, and I thank you for your participation in that group. You also expressed appreciation for our weekly explanations of the Holy Eucharist in the bulletin.
You expressed your appreciation for the music in our Church. Here, we give thanks to Randy, our Cantors, and the choir for their extraordinary service.
The social life of every parish is also very important. Almost all the responses mentioned an appreciation for our monthly coffee hours and the parish dinners we have held. We will continue to hold our coffee hours after the morning masses on the first Sunday of the month, and look forward to holding dinners on the second Saturday of each month.
A great number of you mentioned the decorations in our Church. Here, we give thanks to Deacon Arthur and the Liturgical Committee. They work very hard to beautify our church, but it is through your generosity that the purchasing of all the supplies and flowers is possible.
You’ve expressed a desire to involve more young people in our parish. We will continue our work on the CCD program, and look toward finding ways to make our young people a more integral part of our parish life, especially in our celebrations of the Eucharist.
You have suggested some new groups that would enrich our community. First, we will continue to reintroduce all our existing groups and ministries through short presentations at the end of our weekend masses, and then we will look toward the formation of some new organizations.
This was the first questionnaire, but not last. Each year, we will take the opportunity, as a family, to examine our parish life and share our views.
Let us continue our mission to build and strengthen our community in the joy of the Lord.
God bless you all