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Things are moving along. School, both Queen of Angels and St. David School of Religion, are up and running. Many thanks to everyone involved with getting both our school and our school of religion prepared. Much hard work and dedication go into making everything seem easy. Thank you also to our parents for their assistance and cooperation. May our purpose be one: To know, love and serve our God.
Welcome today our teachers of Religion. May they be good examples in the ways of Faith.
I hope that you are able to participate in the many spiritual events being offered in our parish. I hope you have had a chance to get a chance for the financial needs of the parish. Shortly you will be receiving our parish census and block collection envelope. Please make sure you return the census information. In the past we could do a door to door survey of the parish, however for several years we have not been able to do this because of the limited number of priests at the parish. Now the only way we have of keeping our records updated is for you to return the census form. Even if you think “oh, they have my information because it has not changed”, please return the form. When you return the form, it tells us that our information is current and up to date. We are especially in need of all of the current contact information available: land and cell numbers and email addresses also. In the near future we will be providing the opportunity to contribute to the parish collection electronically. We are moving ahead with new ways to support the needs of our people, and our parish records are an extremely important tool, both to me as your pastor and to the Archdiocese, in order to best serve the needs of all.
Just a reminder: Please purchase gift certificates for local stores from our script program. All you need to do is purchase the gift cards from the parish or school dollar for dollar, and the parish/school receives a percentage of that purchase, without adding a single penny to the cost of your purchased gift cards. For example, you give us $100.00 in cash and we give you $100.00 worth of gift cards or for any of the many participating stores and restaurants. This program is a great way to support our parish!
Just keeping you informed. Let me know if there are any areas or concerns I have missed, and I will gladly address them.
For now, I ask you to think about becoming a member of the Holy Name Society. The Holy Name Society meets once a month, and attends one Mass together a month, or perhaps consider joining the Legion of Mary, which meets once a week and performs a work of service. Just ask, we do need members.
God Bless You and your Families,
Rev. Richard P. Connors