Parish Cluster News and Events
August 26/27, 2017 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Novena for Our Nation
August 15 to October 7
The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness.
This is a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation.” Everyone from around the nation is encouraged to join ranks as, united, we pray the very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7.
You can join in now. For more information or to receive daily meditations, go to
to view this weekend's bulletin on our website.
Here are the highlights from this weekend's bulletin:
This is final weekend to vote
for two new members for St. Thomas Pastoral Council. Ballots are in pews at St. Thomas.
Mothers of Young Children groups
start last week of September. $10 discount if registered by August 31st.
Loretto Fun Fest,
Saturday, September 9, beginning at 3pm
Next Women Adoring Jesus event
at St. Thomas on Friday, September 15th, at 7pm.
Open Adoration Hours:
Wednesdays:....12midnight-1:00am....Adoration Partner needed
Wednesdays:...4-5:00 PM..................Opens Oct. 1st
Fridays:............1-2:00 PM..................Adoration Partner needed
Fridays:.............9-10:00 PM................Rotate every other week
For information on the above highlights, please see this weekend's bulletin or visit our website at:
From the Pastor
I am grateful to God for the gift of Camp Veritas which was in its ninth year this year. 85 teens joined us at each camp (senior high and junior high age) and it was a good time filled with sports and games, fellowship, good food (Thanks to Dobo's and their great generosity!), as well as much prayer and teaching and answering questions about the faith.
I am grateful to God also for the fourteen months that have passed since I returned from taking time off due to my battle with Lyme disease last year. Sometimes things are so good in fact that I trick myself into thinking that I can again run at full speed. However, I do find that my former stamina has not returned and sometimes I overdo it and trigger a return of some of my more difficult symptoms. This has been the case lately for me and I've not been well in recent days and I've realized that I still need to be vigilant and slow down when necessary. Sometimes I have trouble finding the energy to perform even ordinary tasks and you may have noticed me struggling at mass in recent days. I am grateful your your patience and for so many kind and solicitous words expressed by so many. I will get through it but I thank you in advance for your ongoing forbearance. If I am moving a little slower or if I should need to sit down for a moment, that will just give us all more time to pray!
Elements of the
Catholic Mass (conclusion)
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Sent by Sherry Elsen on Saturday, August 26 at 3:00PM