Monday, February 1, 2010

Announcements: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Rosary: We will be praying the Rosary after Mass this Sunday. We will dedicate the Rosary to all those who have donated to our heating fuel fund. Please join us, all are welcome.

Prayers: Matteo Guarino’s Mother died. Please keep Matteo in your prayers. Here is a message Matteo wrote to me.

Dear F. Scott

Two days ago we buried here in Pisa our dear mother Maria Lucia Guarino-Hasenkamp, who became ill very suddenly with pneumonia and septic shock, from which she could not recover because of her chronic cardiac condition.

I thank the Lord that she fell asleep very quietly, with a hint of a smile in her lips and a trace of the great beauty she once had, something age and intensive care medicine could not take away.

The funeral mass was held in the ancient church of Santa Cristina, where St. Catherine of Siena had received the stigmata of Christ.

The service and the street outside were overwhelmed by a crowd of people, from the richest to the poorest. I was approached tearfully by countless friends of hers I had never known.

I feel struck down by grief and pain.

Please remember us in your prayers

Thank you so very much, Matteo Guarino

Thank You: Thank you JD Bennis for coming to my rescue. For some reason I could not get the snow plow on the truck. It is normally a five minute process. The actuator contracted and locked. Snow plowing is a big and expensive operation. Our plow has saved us hundreds of dollars.

Gospel: Vocations are the topic for the homily this week. There are three possible vocations (or life choices) God is calling us to do, Single, Married, or Religious life. Once we have committed to one of these three vocations we will find more peace and happiness in our lives.

Pat Durbin: Hopefully Pat will be returning to Mass this Sunday. We are looking forward to his return after his stroke. His therapy is over and he is just taking care of a few doctor/dentist appointments before returning to Dillingham.

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

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