From the desk of Deacon Victor

My Dear Fellow Parishioners:

     This weekend is Word of God Weekend. Pope Francis has asked the Church throughout the world to promote reading of the Scriptures, fostering a deeper love and reverence for God’s Word. Our Small Christian Community thought it would be a wonderful time to offer bibles to parishioners.  They will be available in the vestibule for a donation of $4.00 each, which covers the cost.  With the Season of Lent fast-approaching, why not make the upcoming Lenten Season a time to begin each day with reflection on the Word of God.

     Next weekend, February  1st and 2nd, throats will be blessed at all weekend Masses honoring Saint Blaise. Blessing will be at the end of each Mass.

     Pot O’ Gold tickets can be purchased from now until the drawing on March 8, 2020.  They are available after all weekend Masses, at the church office, and Miranda Home Inspectors office downtown.  If every family bought at least one ticket, we would achieve 1/3 of our goal, so please consider a purchase!  Remember, all proceeds go directly to Phase 2 of the Renovation Project—Lyceum completion and technology applications for that space.  Also, volunteers are needed to help with the various sub-committees. Please call Melanie Miranda, raffle chair or the church office.

    “Raise the Roof” envelopes have generated over $6800.00 to date with funds to be applied specifically toward the roof project.  Thank you to all who have donated to this free-will collection!

     Parish Council Nominations will take place in a few weeks.  Nominations will be accepted over 2 weekends, for 6 people to fill the six council committee spots that will be open as of the end of May. Your participation will be greatly appreciated and is truly a help to me and the committee chairs.

     The Lyceum will now be supported by Monitors  responsible for securing and checking it for adherence to requirements that all who use the facility will have to satisfy. If you need more information, please call on me or the Church Office.

May God and Saint Michael bless us always,

Deacon Victor