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Mass Announcements - October 18/19 (Upcoming Events)
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October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis!  Join in an October Event!

The Halloween Candy for the Poor collection in conjunction with SHMS will take place this weekend, October 25/26. Please remember to bring a bag of individually wrapped candy for those less fortunate to Mass. (At the time of the offertory, please bring up your bag of candy and place it in or near the basket by the altar).


Our final “Mondays With Francis” is Monday, October 27 at 7:00 pm in the PAC. Come hear Fr. Alex Kratz and Patti Giangrande talk about places in the Holy Land and why the Franciscans continue to be the caretakers of some of these sites.  


Sunday, November 2 (All Soul’s Day) & Pan de los Muertos

If your plans include attending the 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, November 2, then stop by the Parish Activities Center for coffee & donuts and a taste of the homemade traditional pan de los muertos.

Pan de los Muertos is Spanish for Bread of the Dead and is a type of sweet bread traditionally baked in Mexico for the feast days of All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.  All Saint’s Day (November 1) remembers all those who have faithfully followed Christ and now share the reward of everlasting life with God in heaven.  All Soul’s Day (November 2) remembers all those who have died, especially our loved ones, who we keep in our prayers as we trust them to our merciful Lord who came to save all people.


The 5 p.m. Sunday, November 2  Mass includes the traditional LIghting of Candles & Prayers for our Deceased Loved Ones.  All are welcome to remember their loved ones.


We are looking for new altar servers for all our weekend Masses. All students from 5th grade upwards are invited to serve. Our final training session will be Friday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Church.  

 

All young adults are invited to join the young adult retreat November 14-16. Details and the registration form is online.

 

Join us next Sunday at Coffee & Donuts for a special treat: pan de los muertos, or bread of the dead. This bread is made for the November 2nd celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos in Mexico.

 

Each year, the men, women and children in the RCIA receive a Catholic Bible following the Rite of Acceptance in November. Will you donate the cost of a Bible? Details in the bulletin.

 

Our parish children’s choir are singing for us at the 12:30 p.m. Mass October 26!  If you have a child interested in singing, please come to rehearsal on Thursday, October 30 at 6:15 p.m. in the choir room (basement of church). All children in grades preK-8 are welcome!


 

We are looking for new altar servers for all our weekend Masses. All students from 5th grade upwards are invited to serve. Our upcoming training sessions are this Saturday (Oct 25th) at 9am and Fri Nov 7 at 1:30pm.  

 

This Saturday (Oct 25th) we will celebrate the Anointing of the Sick at our 5pm Vigil Mass. If you or someone you know is ill, elderly or preparing for surgery then come and receive this powerful Sacrament of Healing.

 
Religious Education and sacramental preparation classes for children in grades preschool through 8th grade has begun.  It's not too late to sign up!  Sign up on-line here!   Forms are also available in the Religious Education and parish offices.  Read more

It is not too late to join the group of men, women, and young people who are in formation to become Roman Catholic. We meet on Sundays immediately following the 10:30 Mass.  

Toddler & 2s is up and running again at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses.  No pre-registration is needed.  Bring your children to the nursery, located in the basement of the church.