Pastor’s Page

Weekend of 01/21/2018

Financial Report
Last weekend Mr. Dean Penny gave us a comprehensive financial report. I want to thank him for his expertise and dedication in leading our finance council. While we are ending the first six months of our fiscal year with a surplus, we still face many challenges ahead. First of all I want to thank you for your love, generosity, and sacrifice which has brought us to this measure of stability. I share Dean’s hope that we will be able to reduce our mortgage payments as soon as possible. An increase in our weekly offertory collections will be a major step in accomplishing this goal. If you are able to make a one time gift to our Dream’s Campaign or you are able to even slightly increase your weekly offertory contribution that will be a big help. If each of us shares a bit of the load then the burden will be easy for all of us. Again thank you for your generosity.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal
This weekend we begin our participation in the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. We are happy to have our own seminarian, Anthony Ibuaka, preaching at all the Masses. We are proud that he is a member of our parish and he represents one major reason why we need to support our new Bishop and the needs of the diocese.

Free Health Fair: Sat, February 3
A team of doctors and nurses will be at our Medical Clinic for a “Day of Caring” to provide screening and professional medical consultation for our parishioners. You must register to participate. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity.


Weekend of 01/14/2018

Taste and See

Congratulations to Cathy and Dean Penny for last weekend’s enjoyable Taste and See  experience. We were all able  to better appreciate the great work of our parish in reaching out to those in need in Johnston County. Thank you to our Food Pantry and EFAM volunteers and for the new volunteers who signed up this past weekend.

 

Krispy Kreme Donut Sale this Weekend

Now that you’ve been dieting after Christmas you can treat yourself to some world famous Krispy Kreme Donuts. At the same time you can support life and our trip to Washington on Friday.

 

March for Life: Friday, Jan 19th

There is still room on the bus. Join us for a fun-filled mission to the nation’s capitol to show our love for life and for the most vulnerable members of our society.  On Fridaymorning, at 3:30 a.m. Fr Rafael will lead us in the celebration of the Mass. Then we travel a few hours and stop in Virginia for breakfast. From there it is a short trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. At 11:30 am we will join the opening concert of the March for Life. After participating in the March we head back home and stop for a delicious buffet dinner. Round trip bus fare is only $35

 

Altar Server’s Mass and Breakfast Next Saturday 8:30 a.m.

To show our appreciation for our young Altar Servers we will have a special 8:30 a.m. Mass and Breakfast next Saturday, January 20th  All Altar Servers are invited.  Thank you Chefs Joe Boivin and Brian Kochan for volunteering to provide a delicious breakfast for our young acolytes.

 

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Next weekend our own seminarian, Anthony Ibuaka, will speak at all the Masses encouraging us to contribute to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Last year we did not reach our goal. This year we hope to do better than ever and show our support for Bishop Luis.

 

Dana Catherine Concert Next Sunday, January 21st,  at 5:30 pm

Our confirmation class and all young members of our parish are invited to an enjoyable and inspiring concert next Sunday with Dana Catherine. Dana  is a Catholic Christian singer/songwriter  with a magnetic voice and compelling melodies  that make for  a passionate, heart-stirring music experience for the young Church.

 

Spaghetti Dinner: Friday, Jan 26

Friday, January 26th the Knights invite you to a delicious Dinner at the Parish Center starting at 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required.  Mangia!