Last Sunday’s Parent Teacher Tea was well attended. I’d like to recognize and thank the members of our School Advisory Board for their help with this event: Robert Adamczyk, Sandy Benek, Greg Breski, Aaron Chase, Mark Dalton, Thomas Forish, Brigitte Kucharski, Adam Ladaika, Randy Prestello, Tricia Thompson, and Vicki Zellefrow.
Mark your calendar now...Our Snow Blossom Dance will be held on Saturday, November 23rd.
Grade School CCD started last Saturday. We are very blessed to have a talented and creative group of teachers: Sr. Colette, Sr. Martha, Sr. Mary, Sr. Rita, Mrs. Mrs. Stephanie Carideo, Mrs. Kathi Kinzig, Mrs. Loretta Tech. High School CCD and Confirmation classes will begin next Sunday evening at 6:00 o’clock. I’m asking that each Confirmation candidate bring a parent that evening so that both the students and the parents will know the goals, expectations, and timeline for the program.
Msgr. Biebel, who is a first rate musician, helped with the Masses on September 15. He had nothing but praise for the quality of our music and our choir. This is largely due to the musical talents and dedication of Mary Jane Clark, our organist, and Cyndie Johnson, our choir director. The members of our choir also deserve a round of applause. They include: Kari Althof, Bonnie Astemborski, Tom Blaszczyk, Cathy and Dom DiLullo, Tom Foster, Tom and Joyce Grandinetti, Peggy and Kevin Kendzior, Peggy and Ed Koenig, Joni Ladaika, Marlene Landon, George Lucas, Randy Mazur, Rebecca Tomczak, Judy Turner, Maureen Walls, and Ann Wingerter-Richardson. How fortunate we are to have such a talented group of musical individuals enhancing the qualities of our liturgies.
With all the press that the local parish and school have received in recent weeks, I want you to know that our parish accounts are all in order and balanced. Our bills, diocesan assessments, withholding, property, and school taxes are all current. When a bill comes in, I open it and authorize it to be paid. Kathi Kinzig writes the checks; I sign them. Mary Fromknecht reconciles all of the accounts on Wednesdays. As an additional safeguard, A member of our finance council periodically reviews our imaged checks, deposits, bills and Sunday collection totals to ensure that there are no discrepancies. When it comes to your hard earned money, we follow all diocesan safeguards, and then some too! Again, I thank you for your generosity and continued support of the parish and of me. No pastor has a better parish or parishioners than I do!
If you’d like to have a table at our craft fair, or know someone who does, please call Debbie at 825-1001.
Here is a thought for the week. Just like waves in the ocean come and go. Problems and challenges will come and go too. Don’t give up. Tomorrow will be a better day.
Pax et Bonum,