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Fr. Joe's Bulletin


The Pastor's Pen

August, 12 2018


Today we welcome Father Thomas Kagumisa for
his mission appeal. He will be staying with me in the
rectory through Friday before going on to his next mission
appeal. So you will be seeing him at some Masses this
week. Wednesday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of
Mary, a holy day of obligation. This late summer feast
calls us together, believing that the sinless virgin who
gave birth to the Lord of life, was spared the corruption of
the grave. The Lord took her, the new Eve, body and soul,
to be with him in paradise. The Mass schedule is 5:30
p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, and 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
on August 15.

A generous parishioner has made a $5,000
challenge gift to the Bike Team. We have a lofty goal,
$10,000, like the high mileage bike ride. The challenge
gift means that your donation will be matched, up to
$5,000. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday is an all day retreat for the school
teachers, and parish and administrative staffs. This is a
first, and we will be off campus for the day at Villa Maria.
The parish and school offices will be closed for the day. I
am looking forward to the day; much planning has gone
into it by a group of teachers, Pam Fahey, and Madonna
Jones. Note there is no Tuesday morning Mass.

On Monday evening I will be in the school to
welcome 32 new families to our school. CTK School is
growing like we have not seen for over a decade. God is
good! Tuesday evening I will greet the parents of
preschoolers in the gym. On Wednesday morning I will
join the school faculty in their first meeting before the
school year kicks off this Friday. It’s going to be a good
and blessed week.

In the peace of Christ the King ,

Father Joe


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