FROM THE PASTOR
We welcome Bishop Ronald Hicks to our parish this weekend as he celebrates my installation as pastor on Sunday, September 19th at the 12:00 noon Mass. We are delighted that Bishop Hicks took time out of his busy schedule to be with us for this special occasion. I am most appreciative to have him here. There will be a light reception in the parish hall immediately after the Mass.
We had an incredible turnout of the Catholic Men’s Night last Monday. Over 100 men from around the diocese and St. Anthony Parish attended the evening. After a period of Eucharistic adoration and a time to go to confession, they celebrated Mass. The homily was titled, “Being Godly in an Ungodly World” where the men were encouraged to “be transformed by the renewal of their minds” (Romans 12:2). I hope to start a Fishers of Men group here at the parish where the men can support and encourage each other in their lives as disciples of Christ.
If everything went according to plan, the loaner organ was installed this past Friday. This is not the new organ we are waiting for. The new organ will arrive in mid-December just in time for Christmas. The loaner is just that, an organ we can use in the meantime until our new organ arrives.
I neglected to welcome back our REP students as they started a new year of studying the faith. Many thanks to the parents and catechists and volunteers who make this program possible. We pray that this will be a great year for everyone to grow in their love of Christ and His Church.
Many thanks to all of those who have been making donations for the new organ. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. For those who wish to help, you can either donate via check and send it to the parish, or you can donate online if you would like to do that. Just click on the “Donate” button on our website and select the Organ Donation box.
I hope everyone has a great week.
Fr. Dennis Paul
Night of Hope
Respect Life Sunday
the Pro Life Group and the CCW
will be accepting donations to support Aid For Women
St Vincent DePaul Food Pantry
Will be distributing food on Oct. 10th
Please see bulletin for pantry needs and bring to Mass on the 9th and 10th
Please be generous Thank you & God Bless