From the Pastor’s Desk

By Fr. Terry Kerner

In the next few days, you will be receiving our parish letter seeking your support for the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA). Many folks have already gotten a letter from the Archbishop offering an opportunity to donate directly to the Archdiocese. Some parishioners have commented that they have found it a little confusing or even cumbersome. We are asking that you use the parish form and return it to St. Kateri via the offertory, mail, or directly to the parish office. Our Finance Council has suggested we ask each parishioner for a $300 gift which comes out to about 82 cents a day. As in past years we will apply any funds received over our CSA target to capital improvements around the parish. Currently we plan to pour a new sidewalk in front of the parish office and also replace eave troughs and downspouts on the church and rectory. You have always been very generous to the CSA and allowed us at St. Kateri to maintain a beautiful campus and parish buildings. I have no doubt that this year will not be an exception. Thank You for your generosity!

The American Red Cross has asked us to host a Blood Drive because of the severe shortage they are experiencing. Due to the lost opportunities because of Covid. You can find more info and how to register for donating in today’s bulletin. This would guarantee a specific appointment time for you. Or you can just walk in. We have agreed to hosting TWO drives: Sundays May 30th and June 6th from 8 am to 2pm in the parish hall. Our dates chosen, Memorial Day weekend and D-Day, are intended to honor our fellow Americans who have shed their blood for us!

Have a healthy and enjoyable month of May.