Happy Tent Day! You know festival is right around the corner when you see the tents popping up in the parking lot. Please keep up the prayers for our festival. Saint Medard, pray for us!
I am sincerely grateful for your help with our festival. So far, many have signed up to help. Thank you! We are still in need of help, especially in our Beer Tent on Saturday Night from 8PM to Close. Rick Hamila needs help. (Click here to volunteer!) The response to our 50/50 Raffle has been fantastic! Right now, the grand prize is over $11,000. We might be at $12,000 when the festival begins. Thank you and keep up the good work.
Please know the range of the FM Transmitter even reaches the Vine Street Parking Lot! So, you can also celebrate “car church” in the Vine Street Parking Lot. Space is going to be limited in the school parking lot due to the tents being up for festival, so the Vine Street Parking Lot is a viable option. I will have a Eucharistic Minister drive over to offer you Holy Communion during the Communion Rite in the Vine Street Parking Lot. If you park in this lot, you will see the designated spot where you can walk up for Communion. We will even have bulletins! I know we have that cross walk with the flashing lights to alert drivers, but I do not want you to take that risk of crossing the street for Holy Communion. I want to keep you safe! Plus, it is a long walk from the Vine Street Parking Lot to the Church.
Or you can also bring your pocket transistor radio, sit under a tent if you like, and then come in through the parish activity doors for Holy Communion. The possibilities are endless with “car church!” Well, I guess that would be “tent church,” if you go that route. So, there will be two locations to receive Holy Communion for “car church:” the usual entrance through the Parish Activity Doors, and the station for the Vine Street Parking Lot.
Speaking of tents, you will see a tent inside the Church by the baptismal font. This is not a new temporary chapel, but this is where the leaky water pipe is located. So the workers are sectioning off this area in attempt to eliminate debris getting everywhere as they replace the pipe. God bless and stay safe!
Fr. Steve Breck
Pastor, St. Mary Magdalene