Tuesday, February 17, 2009

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Ash Wednesday: The 25th of February we will have mass at 5:30 PM. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. Please invite your friends. One does not have to be Catholic to receive ashes.

Thank you: Thank you Aileen for celebrating a communion service last Sunday. The Dillingham airport was closed when I wanted to fly in, i.e. runway iced over and 35 knot cross wind. Penair cancelled their flight.

Thank you: Thank you Pat D for thawing out the lock to the church door. Also, for bringing me oranges while I was sick in bed on Monday.

Gospel: The paralytic is lowered through the roof so Jesus could heal him. What would you do for your friends? What are you willing to do for your friends to meet Jesus?

Holy Week Services: Holy Thursday and Good Friday will be held at 5:30 PM. Easter Vigil will be at 8:00 PM. The celebrant will be Fr. Bill Hanrahan (see picture on http://www.holyrosaryalaska.org/). We are planning so far on one confirmation (Judy from Clarks Point and here sponsor from Levelock George Bowden) and one baptism (Aimee, Kyle and Johanna’s baby).

Catechism: After mass, starting the first Sunday of Lent, there will be an opportunity for all to learn more about our rich Catholic faith. Please consider staying after mass for about 30 to 40 minutes. The instruction will be targeted toward children, i.e. reconciliation, altar serving, first communion, confirmation, and church posture.

Catholic Social Services (CSS): While in Anchorage last week, I was at a presentation by Catholic Social Services. What a fantastic organization, helping in the areas of the homeless, adoption, abortion, refugees, pregnancy, jobs, child care programs, and much more. I had the opportunity to listen to the program director in charge of each of these areas. If you think you need the assistance of CSS, look on the archdiocesan website (there is a link to it on www.holyrosaryalaska.org, or call CSS directly at 907-276-5590. You will not be disappointed.

Take care, God bless, and have a fantastic week…Fr. Scott

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