FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner

This weekend’s 11:00 AM Mass will have Bishop Battersby as our main celebrant and homilist. The bishop, of course, is celebrating with us the Fifth Anniversary of St. Kateri’s canonization and the fifth year of our new parish. Bishop Battersby is a very warm and congenial person and I would hope that you would take a moment to introduce yourself to him and welcome him to our parish. Following the 11:00 AM Mass we will have an ethnic buffet in the St. Francis Room (former parish hall) for $10/adult and $6/child. The price is worth it and offers Native American, Polish, Italian, Mexican, and German foods. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy some really GREAT home cooking!

Outside, the Irish pavilion will be serving up complimentary cider & donuts, pretzels and a cash bar with beer and wine. To find the Pavilion, just follow the music supplied by the Kielbasa Kings. Bring your own lawn chair—you’ll need it after you’ve danced more than a few polkas. All parishioners and friends and neighbors are invited to join the St. Kateri family this Sunday!

This weekend has only been made possible through the extraordinary work of many, many talented parishioners, I know better than to start naming names knowing I will miss someone. Suffice it to say that at last count over 50 volunteers have come forward in so many different capacities to make this weekend a great success. THANK YOU to every one of you who has worked so cheerfully and well together!

Enjoy the week and remember to always tweet another as you would want to be tweeted!

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

1656-1680

Feast Days

July 14 in the United States

April 17 in Canada

Born

1656 Auriesville, New York

Baptized

April 18, 1676

First Communion

Christmas Day, 1677—La Prairie, Canada

Died

Wednesday of Holy Week—April 17, 1680

Declared Blessed

June 22, 1980 by John Paul II

Canonized

October 21, 2012 by Benedict XVI

“I am no longer my own. I have given myself entirely to Jesus Christ.”

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

 

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