FROM THE PASTOR:
This Sunday is First Communion Day in our parishes. We congratulate those from St. Augustine and St. Mary who receive Holy Communion for the first time. Thank you also to the catechists and parents who helped them in their preparation. When I talked to them in their interviews I mentioned to our young people that they teach us today when they receive. They help us pause and remember how important and special the Eucharist is to us. I encourage you to take the time today to reflect on this Sacrament.
Next Friday, April 24, is our St. Mary's School Gala. Those in charge have been working very hard on the night, including some new ideas and prizes for the night. If you have not attended before or do not have a ticket, contact the school office early this week to ensure your ticket. The same also for the Time & Treasure Booklet and tickets. See you there!
Lastly, do not forget the Volunteer Appreciation Night on Thursday, April 30. This is a great time to gather and celebrate the gifts we share as well as encourage and supporting others. Sign up is greatly appreciated so the chicken dinner can be planned with enough food. We begin with the Mass of St. Joseph the Worker and end with good fellowship. That is part of being communities of faith!
In Christ's Peace,
Fr. John Anderson