From Father Walsh….
A V ERY BLESSED AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS is my wish and prayer for everyone of you. I also wish to extend my sincere thanks to so many of you for your cards, good wishes and gifts. This was so kind of you. And I pray God’s choicest blessings of peace and health to you all in the coming new year.
I AM JUST DELIGHTED that the months of hard work by our contractor, Rick Crawford of Crawford Construction has come to a wonderful close. The elevator inspector inspected our new elevator, and it passed with flying colors. Our new handicapped bathroom is also near completion.
Along with our thanks to Crawford Construction and its team, I also want to thank Lori Austin and Dick Dorr for volunteering to do the paint work on both projects. I think you’ll be delighted with the quality of their work.
And a most sincere thanks to parishioners and visitors for your generosity with the costs. Without having a capital campaign to pay for both projects, you contributed $118,306. That leaves $12,694 that we still need to raise to meet the final costs. If you can help, your support will be deeply appreciated for two very needed projects. May God bless you richly for your generosity.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION: We have religious education classes for our children from grade 1 to Confirmation age all through the school year. But we don’t have much for our grown-ups other than the Sunday homily – and we grown-ups have as much need, even greater, to deepen our knowledge of God and enhance our faith.
I am very happy that we’ll be providing opportunities to know more about our faith, enhance our prayer life, come to know about the Church’s extraordinary wealth of ways to come to know God and His Son, Jesus Christ. We will be meeting weekly, starting in October, and these classes will be for adults who are not Catholic, but would like to know more about our Catholic ways, beliefs and traditions. In addition, these classes will be open to all adult Catholics who would like to know more about their faith, and want to deepen it. If you are interested, or know others who are, be sure to call the parish office and then we’ll choose a day and time that will work best for everyone.