Pastoral Council elections are this weekend and next. The list of candidates is both excellent and diverse, so please be sure to vote.
As you know, last weekend we had the Annual Catholic Appeal in pew weekend. In addition to the 171 families who had already made pledges, another 50 families made pledges of $10,000. So we go into the second half of May with about $3,500 to go to make our goal of $85,000. Your response last weekend means that we are almost certain to make goal, it will just take a little more time. It is important not only that we make goal and have a high participation rate but that we also do our fair share of the important work being done by the Diocese.
This weekend is First Communion so please pray for the 27 boys and girls who will receive Jesus for the first time. It is always my hope and prayer that from a young age they will have a sense of the Lord’s presence deep within them when they receive His Body and Blood for the first time. My special thanks to Kathy Coyne who does such a great job of “shepherding” all the little lambs and their families throughout the year.
Finally, remember that anyone who has recently been diagnosed with a serious condition or anyone awaiting an operation is always welcome to ask for the Sacrament of the Sick. We have a communal celebration every first Wednesday after the 9AM Mass, but you can also ask the priest after any Mass. Usually the priest will be able to anoint you immediately after Mass. On a regular basis, I have families come to the sanctuary after Mass, and we will then join together in the sacrament as we anoint and pray for the one who is burdened by illness. It is always a beautiful experience and the priest is always happy to have the honor to do the anointing.
And just a quick update..the Honor Way Bricks have been shipped!!