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From the desk of the Pastor...

You Really Count Too!
So sorry that in thanking our money counters in last week’s bulletin we inadvertently omitted the names of the following people: Nancy Bobowski, Gailmarie Mattison, Reneda Mittman, and Nancy Stuercke. You’re great! Thank you for your faithful and generous service.

This Year’s Annual Catholic Appeal
Ordinarily at this time of year each pastor is asked to promote the archdiocesan Annual Catholic Appeal on three consecutive Sundays. This has typically involved viewing a video from the Cardinal, an in-pew pledge card drive, and a follow-up weekend. You will recall that we are given a quota to meet and anything that is collected over and above the quota goes to our parish. Wonderfully, we have done this repeatedly and, in fact, budget to receive $35,000 from parishioner generosity.

This year our parish has been given a reprieve, so to speak, from the in-pew process in light of our participation in a different archdiocesan campaign entitled, To Teach Who Christ Is. I will explain more about that campaign in the near future. For now I would ask you to kindly respond to your direct mailings regarding the Annual Catholic Appeal and enjoy the fact that I will not be taking time at Mass to seek your participation! Thank you, as always, for your great generosity in responding not only to our parish needs, but to those of the greater Church.

Don’t Miss Out
We have some wonderful upcoming opportunities to grow in our faith and in our fellowship. This Tuesday Fr. Mark will continue his presentation on Pope St. John Paul II’s teaching on love and sexuality entitled, Theology of the Body, including helping us to understand more about living fully our life here on earth and what our heavenly future will entail. I especially invite parents of our Religious Education students to attend while their children are in class. It’s your final chance to get tickets for the Andrew Sisters Musical Revue. Saturday, January 30th will be a truly enjoyable evening of dinner, entertainment and friendship. And mark your calendars for a special St. Valentine’s Date Night for couples here at OLR. As February 14th falls on a Saturday this year we thought it would be a great opportunity to offer couples a fun and inexpensive evening supportive of marriage. Plan on a delicious meal, entertainment and some helpful reminders about how we can experience healthy and life-giving marriages.

Have a blessed week,

 

January 25, 2015

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Mass Schedule

Sunday
Saturday 5:00pm;
Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

Weekday
Monday–Friday 6:30am, 8:15am;
Saturday 8:15am

Holy Days
6:30am, 8:15am and 7:00pm

Sacraments and Devotions

Baptisms
Congratulations! Baptisms are ordinarily celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:30 pm in the church. A preparation meeting is required. Please call the Ministry Center to arrange.

Reconciliation
God's mercy is ever near. Confessions are heard every Saturday from 11:00 am to Noon in the church, and by appointment.

Marriages
Congratulations! Weddings are ordinarily celebrated on Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please be sure to consult a priest before setting a date for your wedding.

Anointing of the Sick
If you or a loved one are ill and would like prayers or to receive the Sacrament of Anointing, Holy Communion, or a visit, please do not hesitate to call the Ministry Center. A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing follows the 8:15 am Mass on the first Saturday of the month.

First Fridays
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place throughout the day on the first Friday of the month, ending with Holy Hour and Benediction from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.