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Announcements for the week of July 11

posted Jul 8, 2021, 4:30 AM by Church Office


Monday, July 12th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Parish Hall

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, July 13th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Altar & Rosary / Parish Hall

Wednesday, July 14th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, July 15th                  5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, July 16th                       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, July 12th and Tuesday, July 13th.  Laurie will be in the Office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.  

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, July 4th, we have received $19,518 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

FR JOE will be celebrating Mass on Saturday, July 17th at 4:00 P.M.  He will also be hearing confessions at 3:00 P.M.  Fr. John will be here for Masses on Sunday. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve is taking place on Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet for 50 people has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  The Parish will be paying for all tickets for this outing since there was no Parish Dinner in January and no picnic planned for this summer.  Along with your ticket there will be BBQ Ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and soda.  This is on a first come sign-up basis, we can only purchase 50 tickets for this area.  We must have all reservations made by next Sunday, July 18th

ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY will meet this Tuesday, July 13th in the Parish Hall.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.  New members are welcome. 

CHURCH HISTORY   Fr. John and Julie Houston are going to be working on putting together a “Church History” book for our parish.   If you have any records, pictures, stories, etc. about our parish that you would like to have included in this book, please contact Fr. John or drop items off at the Church Office.  We will make copies of any items and return the originals to you. 

FALL FEST   Fall Fest will be held on Sunday, October 24th and parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success by donating baskets to be raffled, gift cards and lottery tickets.  You can also help by selling and/or purchasing 50/50 tickets which will be available shortly for $1 a ticket or 6 for $5.00.  Also help will be needed to setup, cleanup or work during the festival. Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship and watch the bulletin for more information. 

FR. JOHN OFFERS COUNSELING UPON REQUEST which includes Marriage, Individual, Family or Drug and Alcohol Counselling.  He also has AA meetings on Monday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the Rectory.  He was specially trained during his time in the seminary and has always offered this type of service as a priest.  Please contact Fr. John to discuss the opportunity for counseling or to make an appointment.  He is also available for Spiritual Direction for individuals who request it.  All counseling is free of charge. 

FAMILIES AND THE GOSPEL   Jesus sent out His apostles without many “things” because THINGS distract.  We collect, argue about and protect our “things.”  Garage sales only transfer “things.”  We even ignore each other because we have “things” to do.  What “things” are separating you from your family?

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. My Church, my cats, my God and my school.
  2. For my mom, dad, sister, brother, my home, grandparents, aunts, uncles and the Holy Family.
  3. God’s gift of our Parish Family.
  4. For my family, my Church, my health.