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Around the Parish – September 17, 2023

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Join us this Thursday as we embark on a captivating journey into Bishop Robert Barron’s enlightening series, “The Mass.” We extend a warm invitation for you to participate in these enlightening sessions, held every Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm, within the welcoming confines of our conference room, situated in the office building. Don’t worry if you didn’t register; it’s never too late to join us! Simply arrive at 6 pm this Thursday to be part of this transformative experience. Should you have any queries or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated church office.

On the upcoming Wednesday, we will dispatch the Parish Census forms to your homes, ensuring that you have an opportunity to review the contact information we currently have on record for your family. We kindly request that you take a moment to verify and, if necessary, update any information contained therein before returning the completed forms to our parish office. Even if your information remains unchanged, we kindly ask that you confirm this by returning the forms marked “No change needed.” Please remember, failing to respond will indicate your desire to no longer be a registered member of our cherished church community.

While reviewing your information, we urge you to double and triple check email addresses and phone numbers. Recognizing the changing landscape of communication, we now also request your cell phone numbers in addition to home phone numbers.

In the context of the parish census, please make a note if an adult child has left your home. Each adult should be registered within their own household. If your adult child has moved away, encourage them to register at their local church where they regularly attend mass.

All completed parish census information must be returned to our parish office no later than Friday, October 20, 2023. You can conveniently submit your forms by placing them in the collection basket during mass or by mailing them to the parish office. Should you have any inquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our parish office at your earliest convenience. Your prompt response and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we work together to strengthen our community.

Here are a couple of thoughts for the week ahead: Being challenged in life is inevitable; being defeated is optional. With faith, we can turn our wounds into wisdom. Often, through adversity we discover strength that we never knew we had.

        Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy