Dear Holy Rosary Mission Parishioners, here are a few announcements:
Gospel: Thinking about the Second Coming and death, can be a bit scary and can even cause some to panic. The reading Daniel, Hebrews, and Mark this week will give us confidence in eternal life.
Confirmation: Please see www.holyrosaryalaska.org for a summary of those to be confirmed in our Catholic Church at Easter. A new blog was posted today. Please keep all of those being confirmed in your prayers. We will be meeting again this weekend to go over the creed, take on a special project for the Christmas Homily, talk about our sponsors, choose one of the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit make a presentation on, and receive our catechism books.
Ride to Church: If you can give a person a ride to Church this weekend, please call me at 842-5581 and I will give you the name and location of the person wanting to come to join us at Mass this Sunday.
Second Collection: The Saint Vincent De Paul Fund was started by Father Kennedy (the priest that took my place while I was studying canon law in DC) four years ago. The money is almost gone. We have used that $4,500 to help three individuals. For one family in South Naknek we purchased a Toyo stove and a year supply of Heating Fuel. For a street person who was released from prison, we paid for three days lodging while that person waited to be accepted into Granny’s assisted living in Dillingham. For another person, who is a recovering alcoholic, we purchased a pair of reading glasses. Please consider donating to this fund this weekend. Thank you!
Recognition of Minister: I would like to especially recognize Dee O’Connell for her dedication to keeping all of the linen cleaned and pressed. This is a very specialized job because it involves particular folding and continual monitoring. We could not have a Mass without purificators, special hand washing towels, corporals, and altar cloths. Dee has been depended on to perform this service since I arrived here in 2005. I am sure she was the linen minister long before I arrived. Thank you Dee for this important service you provide for our Catholic Church.
Have a fantastic day and see you Sunday…Fr. Scott