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Fr. Keith's Korner

When we were designing our new church building, it looked on paper as if people in most seats could see the words on the projection screen. What was not clear from looking at a floor plan was that there would be hanging lights blocking the view for some people sitting on the far sides. Please know that we are aware of this visibility problem, and are working with our technology specialist on a solution.

Each month we have a second collection for Catholic School Education, which supports the Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund.

You’ll see a report in this bulletin detailing that this year almost $150,000 was awarded to 137 student applicants in grade school and high school (based on financial need), and that over 1/2 million dollars has been awarded since fund distributions began. Thanks to all those who support this 2nd collection each month.

I am always inspired when I come across evidence of our parishioners living out our Mission Statement in the wider community. Agnes Mukarugema is a nurse at Shady Grove who recently received a Daisy Award “for being present to a patient, giving her hope and strength to make it through a very dark night.” She was recognized for being Jesus in scrubs. Thanks, Agnes, for living your faith so vibrantly! Marie-Ange Kasende was a Commencement speaker recently at FCC, and she told her fellow graduates, “You have proven you not only have the intellect but also the tenacity to go and make a difference in our future.” Marie-Ange (who is going to UMBC to study chemical engineering) has made a difference here in our parish by being a valuable member of our Pastoral Council.

Thanks to all those who made blood donations during our spring Red Cross blood drive last Saturday, and to Francie and Larry Boehl, their son Ben, and Terri O’Sullivan who kept the day running smoothly. We received nineteen units of blood, a true gift of life.

Happy Father's Day!

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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