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Fr. Bill's Corner

A MESSAGE FROM FR. BILL

Dear Parishioners,

This week on August 6th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transformation, the event when Jesus invited his closest disciples up a mountain and there revealed his glory. The key word is invited. Our faith in Jesus Christ invites us to follow him and, in turn, changes us into more faithful disciples.

There are many opportunities coming up in the following weeks for us to be changed, to grow deeper in faith. I invite you to join us for these celebrations and to please invite others as well.

Consider registering your child in our Family Faith Formation Program. This year, we will offer two options: Sunday Family Faith Formation sessions or a Home Study Program to grow in our faith, both to begin in September. Please reach out to our Faith Formation Coordinator, Stephanie Hubbel, 663-5432 x 18.

On August 14 we will have a 5:30PM Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption of Mary

On August 15 we will have Masses at 8AM and 5:30PM for the Assumption of Mary. With the full-time assistance of Fr. Anthony, we are able to offer an additional Mass for the feast day.

On September 14, The Feast of the Exhalation of the Holy Cross, we will host a special prayer service in response to the Opioid Epidemic, which has impacted so many in our community.

At 5:30PM in our Church we will have a service for Healing and Hope with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On the feast of the Holy Cross, it is fitting to pray with and for those dealing with and impacted by the Cross of addiction. Please join us.

On the Weekend of September 15-16 we will celebrate our parish Feast day, Our Mother of Sorrows. Bishop Matano will preside at the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday and also bless our Oratory. On Sunday, September 16, we will bless our Catechists and begin a new year of our Faith formation program. Later that day, we will celebrate the faith and joy of our parish at our annual picnic.

Remember our monthly Teen Mass which will begin on September 30 at 6:00PM. All are welcome to come and pray with our young people at this uplifting and joyful liturgy.

There are many other opportunities to grow in faith, many of them are listed in our bulletin. Please consider accepting Our Lord’s invitation to learn and grow in faith and share His Glory.

In Christ,

Fr. Bill

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