Monday, December 28, 2009

Announcements: Epiphany

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Gospel: Three Kings join the Nativity during the Sunday of the Epiphany. Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh are given as gifts. Gold is a reminder to call on the Holy Spirit for openness to a new understanding (or epiphany), Frankincense is to remind us to pray, and Myrrh reminds us that an Epiphany requires us to take action, make a change for the good (which usually involves suffering).

Thank you: Thanx to Pat Durbin who oiled the garage door and all the other doors in the Church and rectory!

Thank you: A special Thanx to Bob Chase for playing music at the Christmas Eve Mass!

Rosary: We will pray the rosary after mass this Sunday. All those wanting to be confirmed are encouraged to pray with us. All are welcome. We pray the Rosary for all our generous benefactors.

Hope all of you will experience an Epiphany during the New Year…Fr. Scott

Monday, December 21, 2009

Announcements: Christmas & Holy Family

Dear Holy Rosary Mission Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Merry Christmas from Holy Rosary Mission!

Christmas Mass: Thursday Evening, Christmas Eve, at 8:00 P.M. There will be NO Christmas day Mass at Holy Rosary.

Thank you: Thank you to all who helped to decorate the Church for Christmas. It looks FANTASTIC. We also picked up some Poinsettias from Cracker Box.

WYD: World Youth Day information is in the back of the church and also on our website,

Members to Holy Rosary: This week Sheryl Bird, a new arrival to Dillingham, attended Mass at Holy Rosary. She is on the Dillingham Police Force. Please introduce yourselves to her if you see her in the future.

Pat Durbin: Pat will be in Anchorage for a couple of weeks following up on some heart problems he had earlier in the year. Please keep him in your prayers. It looks like he won’t be back until after Christmas.

Welcome Back: The Venua girls, Bernina and Angeli, should now be back homne in Dillingham for Christmas. Welcome back and Merry Christmas!

Safe Travels: To all who are traveling for the Holidays, have a save and peaceful time. God Bless you and have a Merry Christmas.

See you Christmas Eve…Fr. Scott

Monday, December 14, 2009

Announcements: 4th Sunday of Advent

Dear Holy Rosary Mission parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Thanx: Thank you Bernie for the hose and the fittings for the public water use. People who get water unscrew our hose, put on their own longer hose, then when they put our hose back on, they strip the threads and water gushes out on the ground instead of out the end of the hose. Bernie creatively thought of a way to prevent this and made the new hose assembly, steel fittings on both ends and very high quality radiator hose.

Christmas Schedule: Christmas Mass will be Thursday, 24 December, at 8:00 PM. There will be no Mass Friday, Christmas Day, as this is a Mission Church and other villages need Christmas Mass as well.

Christmas Decorations: After Mass, 20 December 2009, we will decorate our church for Christmas. The two Jims have picked out a Christmas tree on our ten acres of land. We will be decorating the tree, putting up lights, putting out the nativity scene, changing the purple linen to white linen, etc. Please make some time after Mass to help us out.

We had a trial-run setting up the nativity scene downstairs in the basement. Here is how we will set it up in front of the altar after Mass Dec. 20.

Confirmation: Kara gave her talk on the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. She did an excellent job. So, whose next? We will be meeting again after Christmas to go over our Creed and to review some chapters in our book, Send out Your Spirit. The Archbishop should be here around June 6, 2009.

WYD: Information about World Youth Day will be available next week in the back of the Church. What a great opportunity for our young people. I am incredibly excited. People are already thinking up fund raisers to help supplement the costs.

Have a great week and see you Sunday, if not sooner…Fr. Scott

Monday, December 7, 2009

Announcements: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Gospel: Rejoice. The rose colored candle on the advent wreath reminds us to rejoice in the midst of preparing for the coming of Christ. The Gospel points out that each of us have unique personalities, hence, each of us have special ways of being virtuous and good. We are asked to find creative ways to show people we are Christians. The readings reveal some creative virtues, i.e. Joy, gentleness, and peace.

Confirmation: The Archbishop plans on coming to Bristol Bay the week of June 6 for confirmations. If you want to be confirmed, please start your letter to the Archbishop today.

Rosary: We will be praying the rosary after Mass this Sunday for all those who have helped pay for our heating fuel. All are welcome to join us.

Have a fantastic week and see you Sunday, if not sooner…Fr. Scott