THE PASTORíS DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
of gratitude for all our mothers celebrating this weekend.
You are all appreciated by your families and certainly by
St. Kateri Parish. Know that you will be remembered, as
well as all our deceased mothers, at all the Masses this
weekend. May all of you enjoy the blessings of your family
Sunday mothers were beaming as they saw their children
receive their first Holy Communion at our 11:00 AM Mass.
All of us can look back when we were their age and felt a
little more grown up, holy and the center of attention at
homeĖ at least for the day. Parents, of course, have the
ultimate responsibility for raising their children in the
Faith. Their first communions is one very important step.
Please donít let it be infrequent or their last. As
parishioners can also share in the childrenís support
with our prayers and encouragement. Donít be embarrassed
to let them know how proud you are of them.
Sunday was also National Vocations Awareness Day. Prayers
is powerful and needed to promote and support vocations.
The Archdiocese has printed prayer cards for us and are
available in the pews. Feel free to take home, one, or
whatever number you might need. Just be sure to use it!
are three vacancies for a one year term on our Pastoral
Council. The vacancies will be filled on Trinity Sunday,
June 11th when three names will be drawn from the pool of
candidates who have submitted their names. All candidates
need to be baptized, confirmed, registered in the parish
and practicing the Faith. You have until June 5th to let
me know if you are interested.
parish sponsored Autumn Getaway to upstate New York in the
Fall is beginning to take reservations. About one third of
the seats have already been spoken for and several folks
have expressed interest. The trip is open to
non-parishioners as well Let us know if you have questions
to remind all our high school graduates of St. Kateri to
submit a picture and a short biography for publication in
the parish paper. (If we do not receive your graduation
picture we will be forced to draw a picture of you which
probably wonít be too flattering.) We are proud of all
of you and want the parish to be able to congratulate you
for your important success. Young parishioners who have
been confirmed this Spring should also contact us. You
also deserve our applause!
great week and celebrate your great mothers and
parish is a giving and supportive parish of CSA. So far we
have received approximately 33 % of our target goal,
$17,0115 of $51,037. Keep up the good work!