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Update from Fr. Dale – 7/1/2021

July 1, 2021

Feast Day of St. Junipero Serra

Greetings to one and all!  As we slide into yet another holiday weekend, I wish you the best of celebrations and relaxation.  We all deserve it.  Many people in our parish are coming and going on vacations at this time of year with a special “gusto” unlike a year ago.  Tis a nice thing to see… especially watching and hearing the kids’ excitement as the leave and after they return.    

By this time, you have a received a special letter from me (dated June 22).  To add, as of today’s “chimpmail”, we are now at 99% of our Capital Campaign goal.  Who knew?  You did!  Again, you all respond to our parish’s needs in a great selfless way.  At present, we set our sights on the specified needs of our new and renewed space.  That listing will soon be made known.  The Stewardship and Steering Committees have been working so very, very hard in creating this priority listing of things we need in becoming functional.  If you ever have a question about it, please let me know.  I appreciate that very much. 

As we come closer to a ‘new normal’, I am personally asking all those in liturgical ministries to PLEASE let Jennifer Sweeney (SFX Administrative Assistant) know of your availability.  WE NEED YOU NOW!  Those ministries are Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Lectors, Altar Servers, Sacristans, Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers (more are greatly needed here), Safety Team, Children’s Church, music … to name a few.  It does ‘take a village’ to celebrate Mass.  The dispensation from Mass is about to be lifted and our ministries need to return full force as well as those who might be interested in serving in one or more of these roles.  Could that be you?  I pray so…

May you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend.

In Christ the Cornerstone,

Father Dale