“Brothers and sisters: Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.” ~Ephesians 4
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
I wish to thank our adult and parent volunteers and our many teens for helping run our annual Vacation Bible School this past week. Over 75 children attended this fabulous week filled with music, activities and crafts for our young people! A special thanks is in order to Elizabeth Kwiatkowski for her superb organizational skills in coordinating this program and all the volunteers, and also to her brother Matthew for keep all the needed electronic gizmos operating!
This Wednesday, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Masses that day at 8:15am and 7:00pm.
A few of our college students told me that they are returning back to school this week. Yes, mid-August is upon us! If you are in college or in the military, send the parish office an E-mail to [email protected] and let us know your “away” address. Then, at a time of our choosing, you will receive a special St. Rita care package! What is in the package will be a total surprise but obviously will contain something tasty. If you have any food allergies let us know that too. (I was never fond of Lima beans!)
May God Bless You this Week!