From Our Pastor: 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time
Be ready! You never know when the Lord is coming. Make sure Christ’s light in you is a lamp always full of the grace of God through the sacraments and prayer. Stay awake and alert.
In the next few weeks, we will be surveying a small portion of parishioners. Please make sure if you receive a phone call from someone about the survey you take the time to respond and be surveyed if possible. It won’t be but a handful to get a sampling before more information is gathered and communicated in the future!
Things are amazing here at St. Francis! FINALLY, we have many of our much-needed projects happening. Boiler work is finished, and yes always needs adjusting and balancing. This was a HUGE project. Updating some of our electrical in the Church basement. AC in the Church is finished. AV equipment in the hall is finished! HVAC in the hall is finished! Finally, many of our projects are coming to completion. This is a huge relief and very exciting. Thank you to the companies that got this work done for us! Thank you to everyone on our staff for all their help with these projects, especially Marty Karhoff for his awesome work overseeing all of this work.
Lastly, we have had a lot of growth lately. New families. New Catholics entering the Church. Catholics coming home. Baptisms. Weddings. New Ministries. One of our newest members was a young man who came to visit our parish looking for a parish. Because of the welcome of people noticing he is new, the welcome and cards to fill out for inquiry, and the follow up of our welcome committee, this young man joined our parish. He felt so welcomed here and is already getting involved! WELL DONE EVERYONE! Keep up this awesome stewardship of hospitality! In all this growth we have had a lot of funerals, so please do not forget, especially in this month of November, to pray for our beloved dead. In fact, come join us for adoration and prayer in St. Boniface cemetery on Sunday evening, November 12, starting at 6:30. We can especially remember our 12 little angels from our parish who died so many years ago in the school fire, and are buried in that cemetery.
-Rev. Steven Arisman