Monday, March 2, 2009

Announcements: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Dear Holy Rosary parishioners, here are a few important announcements:

Holy Week Masses: Holy Thursday (foot washing), Good Friday (veneration of the cross), and Easter Vigil will all be celebrated by Fr. Bill Hanrahan at 6:00 P.M. During the Easter Vigil Aimee Belleque will be baptized and Judy George, from Clarks Point, will be confirmed. Please remember them in your prayers!

Blessing of the Fleet: Angela Clark has graciously accepted to head up the organization of the Blessing of the Fleet again this year. It will be after Sunday Mass May 31, 2009. Thank you Angela!

Youth Visitation: Eight to Ten high school youth accompanied by two adults plan to come to Dillingham July 2 through July 10. They are from Saint Benedict Parish in Anchorage. If anyone would be willing to house these youth, please let me know. Also, please let me know of any community service that they could perform.

Gospel and Readings: Abraham raises his knife to kill his son Isaac on the altar. He freezes. He realizes that God does not want him to sacrifice his only son. This is a great moment in world religion. Abraham experienced a transfiguration. Have you ever experienced a transfiguration in your life?

Catechism: Next week after Mass we will be talking about sin. All children are encouraged to attend. Parents are also welcome.

Thank you: Thank you to all who stayed after mass to pray the rosary for those generous Archdiocese of Anchorage parishes who have donated money for heating fuel. The next time we pray the rosary together will be April 5th after Mass. Praying the rosary together helps to strengthen our church and helps it to flourish…thrive…grow.

Good Judgment: Not one person showed up for Ash Wednesday. Believe it or not, I am not angry, but actually happy. The 50 knot winds and heavy snow made for a white out. It was dangerous to drive. Holy Rosary parishioners have great judgment and use common sense! Canon law says that for a grave reason we can miss mass…this was one of those grave reasons.

Women’s Group: If you would like to be part of the Holy Rosary Women’s Group, please contact Joan Reynolds, 842-2257.

My Schedule away from Bistol Bay:

March 16-20 – Talkeetna for a priest convocation
March 31 – Anchorage for Pastoral day and Mass of the Oils
April 13-24 – Mount Angel Seminary for continued education and Bend, Oregon
August 3 – 14 – Wilmington, NC, to visit friends/vacation

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

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