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Buenos Dias! This week I have begun my 110 mile walk along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain, a medieval pilgrimage route made famous by the Martin Sheen movie “The Way”. After landing in Madrid, we took the train to Avila to visit the places associated with Saint Teresa—then on to Leon to begin our hike. Nine days of walking offers you lots of time to think and pray, so I am keeping all of you in my prayers along “The Way”. I ask you to keep me in your prayers that I make it to the tomb of St. James in Santiago!

This weekend we welcome Fr. Mike Heine to preside at our celebrations of the Eucharist. As you may remember, Fr. Mike is a Franciscan priest who is presently the Guardian of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary in Ellicott City and the director of the Shrine of Saint Anthony there. He’s also the cousin of our parishioner Steve Heine. It’s always a pleasure to have him with us, and so “Welcome Fr. Mike!”

We are planning once again to provide you with a highly qualified slate of candidates for our Pastoral Council elections next month. If you have been

contacted to run in the election, or if you are offering yourself in service to your parish in this way, please remember to submit your biographical information to the parish office by this Monday 16 October. We like to make this background information available to all parishioners on our website and in the narthex for at least two weekends in preparation for voting.

Our Drexel Essay Contest each year attempts to introduce the inspiring legacy of our patron saint Katharine Drexel to the next generation of parishioners. The winning essayists receive a $1000 college or $500 high school scholarship. Contest rules are in the bulletin as an insert this weekend. To enter the contest, please obtain an application form from our

business manager Michael O'Connor. Completed essays will be due in the parish office in mid-January.

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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