Sunday, October 24

Dear Friends

It really seems that finally fall is in the air – the autumn leaves are falling down to the ground and the frost is on our car w3indwhield not as an exception but as the norm.

It is during this season of the year that the Church begins to consider the four last things: death, judgement, heaven, and hell.  Look to nature and see and feel how we are being reminded that our life is short and that we should always be prepared to encounter our Lord.  With next Sunday there will be only one month left in the Liturgical year – the Church’s Year of Grace – and then we begin our Advent Season and the exciting preparation for the Christmas Feast.

So, let Mother Nature and her beautiful fall foliage teach us this important lesson:  our life on this earth is short, we do not live forever, let’s do what we can to be prepar3ed to encounter our Blessed Lord.

Trunk or Treat – This Saturday!

Let’s give the children and families of our wider community an enjoyable and safe time for Halloween!  Our Parish’s Trunk or Treat celebration will be on Saturday, October 30th from 12 Noon to 2 pm on Second Street in front of our parish complex.  Park your cards with the trunks full of treats and admire our children’s Halloween costumes.  Thank you, in advance, for participating and in helping our parish “lift up” our neighborhood.

Thank you for your welcome to the visiting clergy this weekend who will be providing for the celebration of Holy Mass.  I am doing “vocation director duties” and offering a Vocations’ Weekend at one of our Diocesan parishes.  Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.