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Around the Parish – January 28, 2024

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As we stand on the precipice of the last few days of January 2024, it’s a moment to pause and reflect on the swift passage of time. It seems like just yesterday we were ushering in the new year with hope and resolutions. Yet here we are, already bidding farewell to the first month of the year. Time, as they say, waits for no one, and as we navigate through the days, let’s take a moment to appreciate the journey so far and embrace the possibilities that lie ahead in the coming months.

Eucharistic Ministers for Nursing Home Visits:

This Thursday, February 1 at 11:00am, I ask anyone that is interested in taking communion to the nursing homes to come to a meeting in the parish office conference room. If you are unable to make it, please contact me as soon as possible!

Snow Removal:

As no one has responded to our advertisement, we are STILL in need of someone to shovel and spread salt around our church campus. THIS IS A PAYING JOB!!! Please help us find someone who would be able to assist us in this task.

Spring Bible Study Registration:

Our Spring Bible Study awaits, and I encourage you to register by Monday, February 5, 2024. The cost is $20 per person, and your timely registration ensures that all necessary books can be purchased. We benefit from a parish discount, so let’s delve into the Word together.

Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting:

A reminder that our planning meeting for VBS 2024 is THIS Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00 pm. If you are able to help in any capacity, please plan on attending this meeting.

Easter Lottery Baskets Raffle:

Speaking of time flying, it is already time to think about collecting lottery scratch off tickets for our Easter Raffle! In the coming weeks, we will be mailing out the raffle tickets, but in the meantime, we need to collect lottery tickets. As always, you can turn them in by dropping them in the collection basket, or dropping them off at or mailing them to the parish office. Thank you again for your continued generosity!

The feast of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, is next Saturday, February 3. We will have throat blessings next weekend after every mass.

Here are a few thoughts for the week ahead:

You are the artist of your life; don’t give the brush to anyone else. Family life is changed by our example, not our complaints. Sometimes what looks like an obstacle is actually a gift that is meant to move us in a different direction. Don’t believe everything you see on social media; no one is posting their failures.

Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy