Fr. Keith's Korner
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at all the Masses next weekend. We invite parishioners who are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, experiencing the effects of aging, or suffering from illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, alcoholism or drug abuse, depression, etc. to come forward after the homily for the laying on of hands and anointing with the oil of the sick. If you have difficulty standing throughout the anointing ceremony, please consider sitting in the special needs chairs in the right front row for Mass next weekend.
Each year we generate funds for our Volunteer Appreciation Party through our Holiday Greenery Sale. We have received very good comments in the past concerning the quality of the greenery, so please use the form available on our website and at the narthex table over the next few weeks to place your order, which will be delivered just before Thanksgiving.
Our annual "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" event is a great way to get to know other parishioners, as you journey to host homes and don’t know who the other dinner guests will be. So don’t forget to sign up for this fun evening over the next few weekends after Mass—and thanks to Mike and Anna Middeke for coordinating this community-building event!
Our sister parish in Ennery, Haiti (St. Hubert) has been in need of a new roof on their church—we saw the holes in the tin when we visited several years ago. We were able to send over $8,000 (from the collection at the Dedication Mass for our new church) to assist them, but they are in need of more funds to complete the project. Our Haiti Committee is conducting a silent auction of Haitian art and a raffle of Haitian rum throughout October-- and the second collection on 28 October will also be designated for the new roof to help them complete the project. A recent earthquake in northern Haiti was quite close to Ennery, so please keep the parishioners of St. Hubert in your prayers.
Fr. Keith Boisvert