PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER FOR THE YEAR 2015
That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.
That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
We began the month of November with All Saints Day. It is a holy day of the Catholic Church dedicated to the Saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. All Souls Day is a day commemorating the faithful departed, particularly, but not always, one's relative's. Throughout the month of November all parishioners are invited to remember their deceased family members and friends in a special way by reciting the Rosary, saying prayers for the deceased and attending the Memorial Masses.
Our 21st Annual Parish Fall Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, November 21 at the Polish Falcons at 7 PM. Please try and attend this Parish event and enjoy good food, music and fellowship! Please remember that our Parish Mega Raffle drawing will be held at the dinner-dance. As of today we have sold 845 tickets. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the Parish Office.
On Thursday, November 26, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a national holiday celebrated in the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest of the preceding year. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well. Masses that day will be held at Christ the King Church at 7 AM and at Sacred Heart Church at 8 AM and 11 AM.
The First Sunday of Advent begins on November 29. Advent is the four-week preparation for Christmas where Catholics spiritually join the Old Testament patriarchs in anticipating the long awaited Redeemer. Happy New Year to the Catholic Church!