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Around the Parish – November 5, 2023

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Next weekend, I will be away at the Divine Mercy Encounter Retreat in Erie with a few of our parishioners. It’s not too late to register for this great weekend of prayer! If you are interested, please register ASAP and let me know so I can be on the lookout for your application. If money is an issue, please let me know. Please pray for us while we are on the retreat! While I am away, Father Ray will be covering for me. Make sure to thank him for being with us!

As you most likely now know, on Monday, October 23, I happened to trip down a half flight of stairs, subsequently breaking my foot. While I really have no major pain, if I am on my feet for too long, it does start to ache. So, while it heals, I will be in the boot for at least six weeks, during which the doctors will see if any more work needs to be done, so let’s pray I don’t need surgery!

This past week, we mailed home the lottery tree raffle tickets! Tickets are $2, or 6 for $10. If you are able to sell extra tickets, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Thank you again for your dedicated service to the parish!

Included in this weekend’s bulletin are order forms for poinsettias for our sanctuary for Christmas. Each 8 inch plant costs $20 and the order form must be returned to church by Sunday, November 19.

Also in the sanctuary this weekend is the Nursing Home Gift Tree for our local seniors. If you are able to help spread some Christmas Cheer, we ask that you take a tag from the tree, purchase the gift listed, and return the gift in a gift bag with the tag to church by Sunday, December 3.

#iGiveCatholic this year will be on Tuesday, November 28. A project that we are looking to do is update and upgrade the chairs and tables in our parish conference room. Each new chair costs $50, and we are looking into purchasing at least 50 chairs. Any help you might be able to give to this project would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds from this fundraiser stay completely in our parish.

Here’s a couple of thoughts for your week: Don’t change so people will like you; be yourself and the right people will love the real you. The past is like an anchor that holds you back. You must be able to let go of who you were in order to become the person God wants you to be.

Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy