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Around the Parish – October 22, 2023

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Join us next Saturday after our 5 pm vigil mass for a delightful pumpkin carving extravaganza! Please RSVP to ensure we have enough pizza and pumpkins for everyone, and if you can, bring a little something to share. Our evening will culminate with a heartwarming screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” Your presence will make this gathering all the more special. We can’t wait to see you there!

As we approach the celebration of All Souls Day this year, we extend a heartfelt invitation to all to contribute a picture of your dearly departed loved ones to grace our sanctuary. You may drop off these cherished mementos following the Sunday Masses over the next two weeks or at any convenient time during the week in the sacristy after mass. To ensure all pictures fit, kindly limit the size to 5×7. Don’t forget to label your photo with your name and contact information to ensure its safe return. These portraits will remain in our sanctuary until the weekend of November 5.

While on your way to the grocery store, if you can spare a moment, we kindly request your support for our Sharing Shed Thanksgiving distribution. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated based on the first letter of your last name: A-D – Stuffing Mix, E-H – Canned Vegetables, I-M – Instant Potatoes, N-Q – Cranberry Sauce, R-U – Macaroni & Cheese, V-Z – Sweet Potatoes. Your generosity will brighten the holiday season for those in need within our community.

Here’s a couple of thoughts for your week:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

Cling to your faith and press on, for it’s in the storms of life that you’ll discover the strength of your anchor. With unwavering trust in God’s promises, your perseverance will carry you through, and you’ll emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.

Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy