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Fr. Keith's Korner

Our annual Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday 9 September (the Sunday after Labor Day) and you may sign up after all weekend Masses throughout the month of August. We usually have great weather and several hundred parishioners gathered in Clover Hill Park to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall activities, so I hope you and your family will join us this year for this special parish event. Our thanks to Franci and Larry Boehl who are coordinating the picnic this year. Please call them (443-562-0445) to offer your help in any way.

This is the time of year when students are preparing to leave for college, and so we ask God's blessing on them during their time away from home and pray that they will truly value the educational opportunity they have and grow significantly in wisdom and knowledge and personal maturity during the coming academic year. Special thanks to those students who have retired from liturgical and other ministries to go off to college—we are grateful for your service to our faith community during high school!

Faith Formation programs will be starting up next month, and we are in need of some catechists for our TGIF (Together Growing in Faith) program on Sunday evenings. We are also looking for adult and teen volunteers for our Kate’s Kids ministry (for children ages 3-5) on Sunday mornings. If you would be willing to share your faith with our young people in either of these ways, please contact Theresa Anderson on our parish staff.

On Wednesday of this week we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary as a holyday of obligation, and so I ask you to remember the opportunity of worshipping as a community of faith at either the

8:30 AM or 7:00 PM Mass. Some people find these holydays to be an interruption in their schedule and they ignore them. They are, in fact, an interruption, which reminds us that faith is an important thing!

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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