Dear Holy Rosary Mission Parishioners, here are a few announcements:
Potluck: We will have a celebration potluck after Mass this Sunday, October 18, 2009. The main event will be the celebration of Myrtie and Jim Carty's 56th wedding anniversary, CONGRATS! We will also be celebrating our guest Wes Woodland who will be here filming for the Discover Station. We will be celebrating Dr. Dan O’Connell’s and Spruce’s National Recognitions. We will be celebrating all the birthdays in October and Priest Sunday. Please bring your favorite dish if you want. All are welcome whether you bring something or not. Hope to see you all there!
Rosary: Next rosary will be prayed after Mass Sunday, November 1, 2009. All are welcome to join us to pray for all of our generous benefactors who contribute to our heating fuel fund.
New Saints: Pope Benedict canonized five new saints last Sunday: Among the new saints was Father Damien, who cared for leprosy victims in Hawaii at the end of the 19th century. He himself died of leprosy in 1889 at the age of 49. Others canonized included 19th century Polish archbishop Zygmunt Felinski. He was Archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary. He died in 1895. Two Spanish monks, a Dominican, Francisco Coll y Guitart, and a Trappist, Rafael Arnaiz Baron, also reached sainthood. Finally, a woman was elevated to sainthood: Jeanne Jugan of France. She founded the order of the Little Sisters of the Poor in the 18th century. She died in 1879, and by then the institute had 2,500 workers looking after elderly women in 177 homes around the world.
Chancery Staff: There are pictures of chancery workers and their corresponding titles on our website, www.holyrosaryalaska.org. Holy Rosary pays 15% of our Sunday collection to help run the chancery.
Have a fantastic week and see you Sunday…Fr. Scott