We had a great start to the semester. What a great picnic! Preschool children are a pleasure to have each day. Religious education classes started well. Thank you to all those dedicated teachers, catechists, and parents that make faith an important part of raising our children!
The Youth Ministry is a strong group of teens this year. They brought back the teen Youth Board so that the teens could take more ownership of the group. This year, they will focus on a deepening of prayer and service, as well as building a sense of companionship.
I’d like to say a word of thanks to the parishioners who were traveling this summer and who gave extra contributions to the collection in September for those weeks they were away. I appreciate recognition that masses, preparation, and staff work still go on during the summer. Thank you.
It is a good time to be Church! Yes, there are many challenges, but the main thing is that we love God and want to support one another in the journey as we share His love and mercy with others! The world needs us and we need each other! It is a good time to be Church!
On a side note, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up and having fun. I try to focus on the lighter, positive side of this celebration (although I do like zombie and vampire costumes!). One idea is to dress up as your favorite saint or angel. I dressed up like St. Michael the Archangel one year. This year I may be looking for a beard and a set of stone tablets for my costumes this year.....