Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:
THANK YOU: Bernie and Angie Venua spent several hours over two days washing the inside and outside of the church windows. What a great sacrifice they made for our beautiful church. Thank you very much Angie and Bernie for your kindness and generosity. We greatly appreciate your service!
Confirmation: We have two parishioners who will be confirmed around Easter Time. They will start instruction this month. They are Jim Larsen and Alaina Grohall. Please keep them in your prayers as Jim is converting to Catholicism and Alaina will be Baptized and celebrate First Communion at Saint Patrick’s in Anchorage and be Confirmed here in Dillingham during Easter.
Talent Finder: If anyone is interested in taking a talent survey, it is WELL worth the effort. God has made everyone unique with different talents. This test will help you find your top talents. There are 36 possible talents. The idea is to focus on strengthening your God given talents rather than wasting time on weaknesses. To register, go to the website: https://sf1.strengthsfinder.com/en-us/signin/default.aspx and follow instructions. There may be a cost involved. There are one in 33.39 million people in the world who have your top five talents in the same order. No one on earth has the same top eight talents, in the same order, as you, i.e. we are special!
Canon Law: I have been asked to fill in as the Judicial Vicar of Juneau for six months while the current canon lawyer goes to Iraq. I will be taking care of the tribunal affairs for Juneau by mail. I may travel to Sitka once in that eight months to visit people working in the tribunal there and to check out Mt. Edgecome, as so many of our young people attend that private school.
Repairs and Improvements: We have everything I need to put up a sign at the end of the driveway. Hopefully I will get it up in the next couple weeks. We are also completing the window trim as I was able to purchase 10 square feet of cedar shingles at SBS in Anchorage.
Gospel: The disciples in the gospel next week are caught up in selfish ambition. The message is this: Don’t just be ambitious and DO something in your life! Aspire to BE someone…the person that God wants you to be!possibly be! Ambition is earthly. Aspiration is heavenly.
Picture taken in Levelock, Alaska 12 September 2009.
Have a fantastic day and see you Sunday…Fr. Scott