I am very happy to announce that our parish has 10 new altar servers who have completed their training and are very eager to assist the parish in celebration of the Mass.
Mary Lauren Bee
We congratulate these children on becoming altar servers and are grateful for their willingness to serve. We are always pleased to see the activity and involvement of the young people in our parish.
I send best wishes to all of you for a Happy Thanksgiving Day. We indeed have much to be grateful for in our personal lives, in our families and in our parish. So join us if you can for the 9am Mass on Thursday. And do have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
What a picnic!! God truly looked upon us as he gave us a perfect weather day with plenty of sunshine. The children had a great time with the inflatable play structures and all the food, soda and popsicles they desired. The adults not only enjoyed the food and beverages but took in the music and the great opportunity to be together and socialize.
All of this happened because of the dedicated hard work and planning done by the combined efforts of the Social Activities Committee and the School Dads’ Club members. We are indebted to them and very grateful.
The spirit and joy of the entire afternoon has made it clear that this format will be repeated next year. The timing of a September picnic goes very well with the end of summer, the beginning of the parish’s fall schedule and the beginning of the school year.
I thank everyone who came and participated and I especially thank all who worked so hard to make it so successful.
Don’t forget our Young At Heart Mass the 1st Sunday of every month from October—May. First Young At Heart Mass will be Sunday, October 1st. @ 5pm. All are welcome!
This Sunday we hold our parish/school picnic. It begins at 12:30pm (right after the 11:30am Mass). Please come to our picnic. It is a very enjoyable afternoon right here on our parish property. You will have fun, eat great food, converse with other parishioners and play games (if you choose). We look forward to this every year as a great social event for our parish and our school. Do come!
All the children in our school have settled into the routine of the school year. We are all pleased with the spirit and the energy that is so evident. Our school enrollment is 294. The good news about Our Lady of Refuge School is getting noticed. All the efforts of our faculty and staff and the updating of the buildings and campus grounds is making our school very attractive.
The Parish Council and its commissions had their first meeting this past week and they are off to a great start. There was much planning, organizing and scheduling taking place as the commissions worked on their objectives in order to keep the parish moving forward spiritually. Our next meeting is October 10th at 7pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Do come.