Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Announcements: 1st Sunday of Advent

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Prayers for Christopher Floresta: Christopher Floresta, who has attends Mass with his dad Mariano (dado) Floresta, was flown to Anchorage to be treated for burns. Chris and a friend were lighting the fire to their sauna and there was an explosion. Chris has 30 to 40 percent burns on his body, while his friend has 60 percent. Please keep them in your prayers.

Baptism and Potluck: Josh and Kara are slated to be baptized and to receive first communion and reconciliation December 7th, during mass. There will be a potluck to follow. Please bring a favorite dish if you can, but not required to stay and eat at the celebration.

Gospel: Advent is like a vigil where we wait in line for tickets to the greatest event in the history of the world. Get in line this Sunday for your front row seats to the greatest show on earth. A special Advent “Little Blue Book” well be given to all who attend Mass.

There are a couple pictures below. While flying back from King Salmon this week I snapped shots of the Caribou herd. Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. God bless you all…Fr. Scott

Caribou herd between King Salmon and Dillingham heading toward Levelock

Full Moon outside my window in the rectory, Upper Room

Monday, November 17, 2008

Announcements: Christ the King

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Gospel: The gospel tells us what we have to do to be admitted into the Kingdom of God. Christ the King is the key. Being admitted to God’s Kingdom requires a stamped passport, not unlike the one we have to enter and leave a foreign country.

Airplane: The mechanic working on my airplane had to go to the lower 48 to be with his Father-in-Law who is dieing. Please keep Larry and Debbie Tibbits in your prayers.

December 7th celebration: Josh and Kara will be baptized and celebrate first communion and reconciliation the second week of Advent during Mass. Afterward we will have a potluck. All are welcome. If you can, please bring your favorite dish (but not a requirement to attend).

Manger: I am still looking for someone who can build a manger for the new nativity pieces. If you would like to donate your time and talent to do this, please contact me.

Thank you: I was stranded again in King Salmon this Sunday. Thank you Aileen for another wonderful communion service. Very few planes have been able to fly in and out of Dillingham for the past six days due to low ceilings, fog, and snow. I just happened to be caught right in the middle of it.

Fuel donations and Rosary: After sending out letters to Archdiocesan parishes, I have received a great response. Our Lady of Guadeloupe put us in their announcements and I have thus far received around $2,000 from their parishioners. We will be praying for all of those who have contributed to our heating fuel after Mass on November 30th. Children will be encouraged to attend and learn to lead the prayer.

Have a wonderful and blessed week…Fr. Scott

Monday, November 10, 2008

Announcements: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Holy Rosary parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Gospel: The theme of the readings is about good stewardship. What does it mean to be a good steward? What is your Christian responsibility with regard to stewardship?

Baptism-First Reconciliation-First Communion: December 7th will be the baptism of Josh and Kara Ingram. They will also receive first communion and first reconciliation. All are invited to the potluck afterward.

Rosary: We will be praying the rosary after Mass on the 30th of November instead of the first Sunday of December (Dec 7). The change is made due to the baptism and Potluck on December 7th. I hope to teach the rosary as we go along and let the children ages seven and older lead the mysteries. We will be praying the Joyful mysteries. The rosary will be dedicated to all those generous people who have contributed money for heating fuel.

Sign up: Please consider signing up to clean the church. Usually a person or family signs up for a month at a time. The church needs to be cleaned once a week. The same person would host refreshments after Mass. The is an important ministry and we have several months still open. Please pray about this ministry. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the church.

Thank You Good Stewards: Thank you to all of the following good stewards who have been sharing there time and talent with Holy Rosary:

Accounting: Angie V.
Communion Service: Aileen
Sunday Collection: Dianna
Archdiocesan Representative: Angela C.
Linen: Dee
Music: Kris S., Becky C.
Rosary: Sean W.
Eucharistic Ministers: Dan, Dee, Yolanda, Karen
Lectors: Michael, Pat M., Aileen, Pearl
Maintenance: Pat D., Pat W., Bernie
Plants Jane, Nora J., Nora H., Angela C.

Church Cleaning: All those who have signed up to keep our church clean and have sponsored the refreshments after mass!!!!

Below are a couple pictures of the airplane engine and a picture of a Red Fox cutting across Holy Rosary parking lot.

God bless you all and have a great week…Fr. Scott

Old Engine ready to be removed from Cherokee Warrior II.

New engine in box, 160 HP, Lycoming engine.

Red Fox as it takes cover behind the Old Church.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Announcements: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Gospel Message: When is it appropriate to use anger? How many times did Jesus get angry in the bible? The Lateran Basilica is the cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome. The readings point to the Church as the living people of God.

December 7, 2008 Baptism and Potluck: There will be a celebration after Mass for Josh and Kara. Please bring your favorite dish!

Advent Little Books: Everyone who attends mass the first Sunday of Advent will receive an advent guide. For every day of Advent there is one page to read with a prayer and message. The first Sunday of Advent is November 30th, 2008.

Thank you: Thanx to Aileen for the communion service while I was at my nieces wedding in Bend Oregon. Thanx to Pat Durbin for keeping an eye on Holy Rosary and fixing the frozen water.

God bless you all and have a fantastic week…Fr. Scott

Here are some pictures I took of my family and my nieces" wedding (Lutheran) while I was in Bend, Oregon last week.

My niece Kate's friends, with niece Angela (fourth from left next to the bride Kate) and niece Jennifer (far right), all who I teased while they were growing up.

My mom before the wedding sitting at home in here favorite chair.

My Dad's Marine photo: I took it with a digitalized camera and then uploaded it.

From left to right: Me, Josh the groom, Kate my niece, Mom, my sister Brenda, and my brother Skip. I was a bit under dressed as you can see.

My niece Kate is one happy gal!