Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Announcements: 4th Sunday of Easter

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Rosary: After mass this Sunday, May 3. 2009, we will be praying the rosary after mass. We will dedicate the rosary to all who have donated money to heat the church and rectory. All are invited to join us.

Youth Visit: Catholic youth from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton and Saint Benedict will be arriving in Dillingham July 6th through the 10th. If you know of any community service that they could perform while they are here, i.e. mowing lawns, splitting wood, washing windows, etc, please let me know.

Gospel: This weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday. Since the gospel is about sheep, and since the first farm animal cloned was a sheep, I decided that was a good enough lead in to talk about the convocation we had a couple months ago. We learned about cloning, stem cells, and In Vitro Fertilization. Although I am not an authority on these topics, I hope to present to you some of the ethical questions that arise from this research. I took good notes!

Thank you: Over the Holy Week, Joanne asked her grandson to move some snow on the parking lot at Holy Rosary. He did a fabulous job. I think I was down to about a quarter of the parking lot left. Thank you for your very generous donation and great work.

Marriage: Thomas and Melina Shade became legally married in the Church last Sunday. This is known as “convalidation.” They had been civilly married had not been married in the church. This allows them to partake in communion. Congratulations!

Web Postings: I have two new posts on the web page, www.holyrosaryalaska.org.

Have a great week and see you Sunday…Fr. Scott

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