Dear Holy Rosary Mission Parishioners, here are a few announcements:
Temporary Mass Time Change: Confirmation Mass will be at 10:00 AM, June 13th, to accommodate the Archbishop’s schedule. Let us have a potluck to welcome Archbishop Schwietz. I am working on a fishing Expedition for him when he arrives, Thursday, June 10th. We plan to fish the 11th, have mass at Saint Theresa in King Salmon at noon on Saturday the 12th, return to Dillingham that same day, and have Mass at Holy Rosary at 10:00 AM June 13th. His plane leaves back to Anchorage at 1:30 PM, Sunday, June 13th.
Potluck: Potlucks are the last Sunday of months that have 31 days in them. Let me see, that would be this month, Sunday, May 30th. Please bring your favorite dish.
Annual Appeal: Thank you to all have been donating to the Annual Appeal. We are about half way to our goal of 2,200 dollars.
Youth Visit: July 5th to July 9th, Anchorage Youth will visit Holy Rosary and the Village of Dillingham for a electronic free community service retreat. Please help us fine some good community service projects. All Bristol Bay youth are welcome to join us. We will also be working on plans and fund raisers for the Madrid, Spain World Youth Day.
Blessing of the Fleet: June 6, 2010, the blessing of the fleet will take place after Mass, Sunday, at 2:00 PM. Please join us as we remember all those who were lost at sea.
Gospel: Pentecost is about Jesus sending us the Holy Spirit. Here is a quote from Saint Cyril, “The Spirit comes gently and makes himself known by his fragrance. The Holy Spirit in not felt as a burden because he is light, very light. Rays of light and knowledge stream before him as he approaches. The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend and protector to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen, and to console.”
Flowers: There are five areas around Holy Rosary that we need flowers planted: The steps on the Church; The entrance to the Old Church; The South side of the Rectory; The Round Planter in front of the Holy Rosary sign; and the Statue of Mary on the Rock. All are asked to help beautify our church as Summer approaches.
Projects for the Summer: Fix gutters so water will not leak into our church basement; Fix the drain in the basement of the rectory so washing machine and utility sink does not back-up onto the floor; Finish painting the rectory and start the Church; Re-gravel the driveway and fill in holes and ruts; Five crosses need to be made to put in the cemetery where no crosses are at this time.
Have a fantastic week and see you all Sunday…Fr. Scott