investments, outreach to the poor, comfort and support to the dying and ill, prayers for the sick, advocacy for those who cannot speak for themselves, etc…
Next Saturday, October 1st, we will have our annual Clambake after the 4:30PM Mass in Hanson Hall. If you want to attend, call the parish office, and make reservations. Looking forward to a few clams and lots of chicken. Hope to see you there.
Next Sunday, October 2nd after the 11AM Mass, around 12:30PM, we will have the annual Blessing of the Animals just outside the front doors of the church. Bring your animal(s) for a quick but powerful blessing. I hope to see you there!
Next weekend we will have a special sign-up for the Kirtland Service Day which will take place on Saturday, October 22nd. We are asking as many people as possible to offer this day or part of this day to help some of the needy in the Kirtland area. I know there will be older people who need their yards cleaned and grass cut. There will be other opportunities to help throughout the community and we hope to utilize as many people as we can to participate in this day. I hope you will join us and make a difference in another’s life.
The Reverse Raffle is Saturday, November 5th at LaMalfa Party Center. I hope you will consider attending this year. This is a great time for our parish family. It gives us the opportunity to gather away from parish grounds and to raise money for our parish community. Once again, we will have great food, door prizes, live music, and the best raffle in the land. I always look forward to this day. I hope to see you there.
Please keep these items in mind as we approach the month of October. The church celebrates October as the month of the rosary. This prayer form is easy and powerful in many ways. The rosary is prayed in the church Monday through Friday at 8am (before 8:30AM Mass). October is also the month we remember the Right to Life. This is a hot button political issue this year. I hope we can all see the need to respect life and uphold the dignity of every human being. Please pray that life will always be cherished and preserved. It is God’s greatest gift to all of us.
Have a great Week in Ordinary Time. Keep the Faith. My prayers to your family.