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Here's an update on our marble statue of Mary for the shrine in the rear of the church. As you will remember from the bulletin cover pictures, the statue has been sculpted, and subsequently packed for shipping. Unfortunately, the statue is sitting somewhere on a dock in Italy waiting to get on a ship. Our American contact only offers vague apologetic explanations for this (done with a beautiful Italian accent), but assures us that we will be informed as soon as the statue is able get on board. The final two stained glass windows (in the rear of the church) are also promised to be delivered as soon as they are ready.

Hershey Park Tickets for this summer are being sold as a fundraiser by our youth ministry at over $25 off the regular price of admission. Purchased tickets are good for anytime until the end of September, so it makes sense to purchase your tickets in advance if you plan to go. Check this bulletin for more information, or stop by the narthex Welcome Center after any Mass.

With big smiles and generous hearts, Ben and Kathy Dengler have coordinated our weekly coffee and donuts after the 9:00 AM Mass for the last eight years, and are now retiring. Through this ministry they have helped to build a greater sense of community in our parish-- and through their organizational skills, have grown the ministry from where they first found it. As we say "thanks" to them, we also welcome Bryan and Karen Winfrey who will serve as coordinators. Ben and Kathy will now be able to focus more on developing our Saturday night "Holy Spirits" receptions after Mass, and so we are grateful for their continued service to our faith community.

Margaret Gouker wishes to thank everyone who supported the "Art for Water" narthex display during Lent. They were able to raise almost $600 for "The Thirst Project", dedicated to building wells or clean drinking water in developing countries. She is very grateful for everyone's generosity!

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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