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My Dear Parishioners:

During this month of Mary, Respect for Life, and the Holy Rosary, I invite you to pray a Rosary every day, for an end to abortion, and for a greater respect for all life, from conception to natural death.

Don’t forget that our HAUNTED HOUSE is next weekend!This year, it will be better than ever, and scarier! Mark the dates: Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, from 6PM until 10PM both days. Cost will remain at $3.00. Tell all your friends!

By the way, this year the Feast of All Saints is not a Holy Day of Obligation,   because it falls on a Saturday. The only All Saints Day Mass will be Nov. 1 at 8:15AM. The 5:00PM Mass on Nov. 1 will be the anticipated Mass for All Souls Day, Nov. 2, which actually falls on a Sunday this year. Because All Soul’s Day rarely falls on a Sunday, each of our Sunday Masses will be sort of like a “Memorial Mass”, complete with a casket in front of Church. We will remember all of our beloved dead at each of our Sunday Masses!

During the month of November, as we remember our Beloved Dead, we will once again have Jacob’s Ladder and the Altar of the Dead, where you can     display pictures of your loved ones who have died. We will also have the Book of the Dead available for you to write their names in as a remembrance!

One of my goals when I came here was to increase the availability of our Office Hours. Please note that the new Office Hours are: Monday, Thursday and     Friday 8AM – 9PM; Tuesday and Wednesday 8AM – 5PM; Saturday 9AM – Noon. This gives more people a chance to take care of Parish business at their convenience.

CALLING ALL VETERANS! On November 9, we will once again be honoring our Veterans at our 7:30AM Mass, followed by breakfast in our hall. All Veterans are welcome to join us!

Thought for the day from our Holy Father, Pope Francis: “The Shepherd should smell like the Sheep!” He doesn’t mean this literally of course! I take it to mean that he wants us to roll up our sleeves and not be afraid to “get dirty” in our service to one another. I am trying to take this as my daily motto!

Have a great week! Let’s pray for one another!

Fr. Stan

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