Last weekend was our parish Festival, and what a great day it was. The weather was perfect, more than 385 adults and children attended, the food was plentiful and delicious, the games were busy, and the magician and Snow Queen were big hits. It was a perfect day. But let me comment on something deeper.
A hard working group of parishioners came together all summer to make this day happen. Led by Dan Loch, they worked so well together and created a small community. What makes our parish work, are the number of small groups and ministries that serve the larger parish. Just last night for example, 14 members of the Social Concerns Committee met to plan the year. That group also works so wonderfully together and has such a sense of community. In both cases, it is the leadership (Social Concerns is led by Barbara Bagnato and Rebecca Sweeney). But each group consists of people willing to work together for the sake of the wider parish. It is both impressive and inspiring.
We are in the month of October, and Mass count Sundays are upon us (October 15-16 and 22-23). As part of sharing our Faith, and promoting the blessing that is this parish, why not invite someone to experience our community those Sundays. If you have a visitor, and they come on the weekend of October 22-23, they will even get to hear Julie Coyne’s yearly talk on the great work at Education and Hope in Guatemala.
Also this month we are having an ‘Inquiry Night’ for those adults who want to be Baptized or received into the Church. The session will be at 7pm on Tuesday night, October 18th, in the Resource Room.
Much more is happening, so watch for information on: house meetings, bible study, and ‘Build Your Faith’ Sundays!