from the Pastor

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October 19, 2014

  •  Hopefully, as you read this, I will have returned from my annual retreat with other priests of the dicocese at Picture Rock.

  •  Just a note of reminder, All Saints day, Nov. 1, falls on a Saturday this year and is not a holy day of obligation. Our normal Saturday Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  •  We are preparing for our Advent church mission. Please save the date— the weekend of Nov 29 & 30 and Dec 1-3 for the mission. Our Advent Communal Penance Service will be on Dec 9 this year.

  •  Many of you have been supporters of the Catholic Tuition Support Organizations (CTSO).  This organization enables so many to have a Catholic Education. The amount of the tax credit this year is $1053 (single)/$2106 (couple). Info can be found at the CTSO website ( If you have any questions, please contact me ( or 577-8780 x 115) and I will be happy to answer them.


Blessings ... Fr. John