THE PASTOR’S DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
sponsored trip last week was remarkable for the very
diverse sites and themes experienced. From our time at
Gettysburg, Washington DC, Annapolis, Pittsburgh and the
visit to the Flight 93 Memorial we all enjoyed the
historical, cultural and religious sites visited. The
itinerary kept us busy and a little tired at the end of
each day. We were pleased to have our own Fr. Henry join
us in Washington where he is stationed and working in the
office of the U. S. of Catholic Bishops. All thirty-one of
us enjoyed the weeklong time away and are looking forward
to next year’s Autumn Getaway. You may want to join us.
Health and Safety committee has provided an insert this
weekend in the parish bulletin. It shows the aerial view
of the parish campus with its building and exits
identified. On the same page the fire extinguishers,
defibrillator and “shelter
in place” locations are pointed out. It is important
that we be aware of our environment and surroundings
wherever we may be. Please take time to study both the
diagram and the tips for dealing with emergency situations
included on the insert.
It is also
good to be aware of some of the good things happening in
the weeks ahead. Next weekend the Capuchins will be at all
the masses with their “On the Rise” bakery goods. If
you have not had any of their products now is the time to
try them. They will be in the St. Francis Room (Parish
Hall) 6 just use your parish diagram to find them!
not that far off to be unaware of few events coming up.
The annual parish Memorial Mass for parishioners who
passed this past year will be celebrated on Sunday,
November 3rd at the 11:00 AM Mass. Family members will be
receiving a letter reminding them of the special liturgy.
On November 9th after the 4:00 PM Mass the Knights of
Columbus will be having a Flag Retirement Ceremony
recognizing our Veterans both living and deceased. You
will be hearing more about this in the weeks ahead. And
finally, many folks have asked about the date for our
annual Autumn Harvest Dinner. Mark your calendar for
Saturday, November 23rd after Mass. Tickets will be
available in early November.
I want to
thank all who are donating candy for the Seminarians’
annual Halloween Party for the kids in the neighborhood
around the Seminary. It means a lot for the guys preparing
for Priesthood that you are supporting them with your
prayers and good deeds.
Thank you also
from me for all the Birthday wishes recently. Turning 74
makes it easier with all you greetings!
Enjoy the Fall Season and
all the color it brings into your life!