Pastor's Page

   Sunday, October 26, 2014


Dear parishioners and friends in Christ, 

Next Saturday is the Festival of All Saints. Although it is a favorite Holy Day on our Catholic Calendar, there is no obligation to participate at Mass due to the fact that this year it falls on a Saturday. We will have an All Saints Day Mass for those who choose to attend at 8:30 in the morning. Again All Saints Day is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

All Souls Day is next Sunday November 2nd. All of our dearly beloved loved ones will be remembered at all Masses. Envelopes with the names of these deceased family and friends may be placed in the offertory basket. These names will be placed upon the altar throughout the entire month of November. Additional envelopes are available at the church doors and at the Blessed Mother Shrine.

The 2014 Catholic Ministries Appeal is quickly drawing to a close and our Parish is holding at only 78% of our goal. If you are planning to participate in this most wor-thy cause benefiting Diocesan Catholic Charities, Seminary Formation, and the wide range of important ministries funded by the Appeal, please make your one time gift as soon as pos-sible. This weekend’s special second collection will help us get closer to this goal. Envelopes have been provided in your packet. "No gift is too small, but no gift at all."

Our Annual Fall Raffle is the single most important fundraiser for our Parish. These funds go directly to our Par-ish operating account. This year we hope to purchase a much needed new truck for snow plowing with the profit.  Tickets are $25.00 each, or a book of five (5) for $100.00. Tickets are available at the Parish Center and by mail to our regular envelope users.

The Grand Prize of this year’s raffle is 25%
of the proceeds of all ticket sales.

Second Prize is 15%
of the proceeds of all ticket sales

Third Prize is 10%
of the proceeds of all ticket sales

The more tickets we sell, the larger the prizes. In addition, we will offer two early-bird prizes of $100 each to those who purchase a ticket before November 24, 2014.

All winning tickets for prizes will be drawn on Satur-day, December 20, 2014 after the 5:00 pm Mass. You do not need to be present to win.

      Have a great week and God Bless you!

       Msgr. "Father Bob" Clerkin