Pastor’s Letter for the October 13, 2019 bulletin
I would like to echo our principal, Susan Sanders, in thanking Annie Bride and the Dockside Restaurant crew for the spaghetti dinner we enjoyed this past Thursday. The food was very delicious and it was available for both lunch and supper (though I only had one serving!).
That also helped to provide a backdrop for our first meeting of this year’s RCIA. We are just getting underway and we are planning to meet on Thursday evenings this year, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. It is not too late to join the group and we are need of team members as well. Please see Pat Farley or me for more information if you know of someone who would like to explore our Catholic faith in more detail and/or if you would like to see about joining the RCIA team this year.
This week has had quite the swing of emotions, from a beautiful wedding at Sts. Peter & Paul (congratulations to Kaci Miziker & Chase Warner!) to two funerals of parishioners who have had an enduring impact on our Guernsey County community. Chase and his family have connections with St. Michael’s in Carlisle, in Noble County, so it was enjoyable celebrating that wedding with Fr. Wayne Morris and many others from the Noble County parishes.
And, please keep the families of David Gombeda and Bob Werner in prayer moving forward as we continue to express gratitude to the Lord for their generosity in serving our community. Dave’s many years serving as a trustee for Jackson Township and founding the Community Development Corporation with his son, Ron, are just a fraction of his lasting legacy. The Samaritan Center and Habitat for Humanity here in our area have Bob Werner to thank for his generosity as well. They will both be greatly missed.
As I mentioned last week, plans for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Egypt in October 2020 are underway. Our tour conductors are from Catholic families from Bethlehem and the tour is fairly comprehensive to include the northern, Sea of Galilee and Nazareth area, the southern Jerusalem and Bethlehem area as well as going to Mt. Sinai and Egypt. I’m planning to promote this throughout our diocese and the surrounding dioceses. There will be a couple of information meetings on the weekend of November 9th & 10th. You can see the brochures on the bulletin boards, in the Marian Room and on the back table at Sts. Peter & Paul in Lore City as well as speaking with me personally for more details.
May the Lord help us to grow in our faith together, ever more joyfully, always ready for the gift of eternal life!