A second collection will be taken on January 20th for the Combined Mission Collection which benefits the Church in Latin America, the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, the United States Mission Appeal (Black and Indian Missions), the Catholic Home Missions, and the Church in Africa. Thank you for your generosity.
TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS (2018)
1) Eat Healthier 37%
2) Get more exercise 37%
3) Save (more) money 37%
4) Focus on self-care (get more sleep, etc.) 24%
5) Read more 18%
6) Make New Friends 15%
7) Learn a New Skill 15%
8) Get a (new) Job 14%
9) Take up a New Hobby 13%
10) Do Not Make New Year’s Resolutions 32%
According to this report, 80% of the resolutions made fail by February. Only 8% of the resolutions made are achieved. So, perhaps we should instead focus on resolutions
of deepening our relationship with God through prayer and study; and showing kindness, forgiveness, tolerance, and understanding towards other people.
I am finally moving into the new rectory a little at a time. I will be collecting my artwork
and furniture from those who have so graciously stored it for me. Thank you.
Blessings and prayers for the Christmas season.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE: DO NOT park behind someone’s car blocking their exit. Also, do not park on the left side of Walton Road. This is a safety issue and a courtesy issue. Be respectful of your fellow parishioners and our neighbors!
Thank you for your cooperation.
Thanks to this hard working crew for assembling 112 Food Pantry Christmas gift bags. Their efforts throughout the year, and your support, touch the lives of so many families.
Our parish has received $6,873.00 in contributions to the Priests’ Retirement and Benefits Collection so far this year. Our assessment is $16,188.00 for 2018 so the balance to be met is $9,215.00. Those who have
not yet given can still put a donation in the regular collection at any time. You can also go to our website to make an online contribution. If we do not
meet the assessment goal, any remaining balance will be taken out of our yearly budget.