Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Announcements: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Visitor 17-18-19 October (producer): Wes Woodland plans to arrive in Dillingham on the Penair Morning flight, Saturday, October 17, 2009. He currently works with the Dr. Phil show on TV. Wes hopes to do some footage of an actual bush pilot, which he will submit to the Discover Station. He may be filming at Mass Sunday, October 18th, so just thought I would give you a heads up. Here is a recent email he sent to me:

Father Scott: Thank you so much for your advice. After running it through the ranks, I am going to be heading to Dillingham on 10/17. I am excited with much work to be done. I would like to spend the day with you to King Salmon and back. I will send along some basic questions to ask... ie: flying, etc. I would love to pursue other stories as well. Anything with other pilots and spending time with them doing a delivery to remote place. Also, I'd love to shoot the basketball angle. Maybe Sunday late afternoon or Monday. If need be, I am available to stay longer. It is looking like the more remote areas have more yearlong bush pilot activity. So excited to meet you and explore your wonderful world. I am more than happy to make calls to assist in prospects for stories. Just wanted to shoot you an email with the latest. Wes Woodland

Confirmation and RCIA: So far at Holy Rosary we have three people who want to be confirmed around Easter time. At Saint Theresa in King Salmon there are two. We will start meeting after Mass in November. Please keep all of those entering our Catholic Church in your prayers.

Fuel Donations: A parishioner at Saint Michaels in Palmer, Alaska donated $1,000 towards our heating fuel fund. Thank you very much for your generosity and kindness and support of our mission.

Saint Vincent De Paul fund: Fr. Kennedy, who was here a couple of years ago filling in for me while I was in Washington DC going to Canon Law School, started a fund to help people in need. He donated $4,500. We have used half of that to help a lady in South Naknek purchase a new stove and heating fuel. We just used another $500 to help out SAFE in Dillingham to pay for an elderly man who was just released from the Dillingham prison. He needed a room for a few nights while SAFE and the lawyers tried to get him in Gramma’s house. If you would like to donate to this fund, please let me know or go to the Website,, click on donation, and put Saint Vincent fund in the description.

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

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