Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Announcements: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

POTLUCK WEEKDAY: July 8th Holy Rosary will welcome our youth from Anchorage with a potluck at 5:30 at Holy Rosary. Please bring your favorite dish.

Seminarian Visit: This Sunday at Mass Arthur Roraff one of our two seminarians, will be present. Please pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life. Arthur will be arriving Wednesday, June 30 at 5:00 PM and will leave with the Anchorage Youth group on Friday, July 9th.

Catholic Anchor Editor Visit: Joel Davidson, editor for the Catholic Anchor, will be visiting from Thursday, July 8th, to Sunday, July 11. He will be here to get some information for stories he plans to publish in the Anchor.

Pat Durbin Vacation: Pat will be gone for over a month visiting his relatives in the lower 48 and then having a medical check-up in Anchorage afterwards. Please pray for Pat’s travel and safe return.

Gospel: I am hoping to get the Seminarian, Arthur, to do a theological reflection during Mass this Sunday. If not, I will be talking about boasting in the Lord!

Thanx: Thank you Aileen for the communion service Sunday. She always does a wonderful job and with such little notice, i.e. one hour before Mass I called her and told her I would not be able to make it. I was stuck in King Salmon for two days awaiting the 300 foot ceiling and 2 miles visibility to clear up. When it cleared up in King Salmon, Dillingham’s weather went down. It was aggravating to say the least.

Thank you: Thanx to Pat Durbin for tuning up our lawn mower before he left on vacation. He filed things, refilled things, and tuned "er" up!

Have a fantastic week and see you Sunday, weather permitting.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Announcements: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Thank you: Thanx to Monika Scott from the finance office in Anchorage for training us on the Logos accounting software. Angie has been using this software for three years and has never been trained. She was able to pick up some helpful hints on how to make her job easier. Monika went back five years and reconciled all of our accounts. Thank you Angie for donating your time this weekend. Monika told me that Angie was one of the best volunteers she has ever worked with because she does things right and learns quickly. Below, Angie Venua is on the left and Monika Scott is on the right.

Visitors: Joel Davidson, editor for the Catholic Anchor, is planning to visit Bristol Bay in the next couple of weeks. Arthur Roraff, seminarian for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, plans to visit around the 4th of July. Also, several youth from Anchorage will be arriving July 5 for a non-electronic community service retreat.

Gospel: The gospel for this weekend tells us that there is no time like the present to change something in our lives. Elisha in the first reading is procrastination. He does not want to accept his call from God. Finally, Elijah gave Elisha and ultimatum…either accept the role of prophet or reject it. If there is a unhealthy habit or a bad attachment you have to something, now is the time to change!

Thank you: Thank you to Brian for playing a beautiful song on the piano during the preparation of the Altar. The instrumental he played helped us reflect on the great mystery of the Eucharist. Outstanding job Brian V!

Thank you: Thank you to Jane Bennett, Nora Johnson, and Angela Clark who have been planting flowers around Holy Rosary. The place is looking beautiful!

Youth Visit and Weekday Mass: While the youth are here we will have mass every day from Tuesday, July 6 t Friday, July 9. Here is what the schedule looks like so far:

Holy Rosary Youth Schedule of Events, July 2010

Monday, July 5th
1. 1:00 PM Youth arrive, load gear, walk to Church
2. Two Vans from Beaver B&B, Susan, 842-7335
3. Fr. Scott Briefing I, Bush Living
4. Set up basement of church and basement of rectory
5. Dillingham tour
6. Dinner, Holy Rosary

Tuesday, July 6th
1. Breakfast
2. Adoration: 8:30
3. 9:00 AM Morning Mass at Holy Rosary
4. Community Service: Roto till front of Dillingham Library, fertilize, plant grass, Janice
5. 5:00, Dinner, Holy Rosary

Wednesday, July 7th
1. Breakfast
2. 8:30, Adoration before Travel
3. Fr. Scott Briefing II – Flying with VanAir
4. 9:30 AM Visit to Clarks Point and Ekuk (Kara Ingram)
5. 11:30 AM Mass at Saint Peter Fisherman
6. Lunch at Clarks Point
7. Call and confirm Gramma’s, Sr. Center
8. 5:00, Dinner, Holy Rosary

Thursday, July 8th
1. 8:30 AM Adoration
2. 10:00 AM Sr. Center, Mass 11:00 AM , Lunch at noon ($4.50 per person)
3. 2:00 to 3:00, Grammas’ House visit, skit, singing, music.
4. 3:30 to 5:30, Peter Pan tour (Sherry, 842-5415)
5. 6:00 PM Pot Luck by Holy Rosary parishioners at basement of Holy Rosary
6. Bon Fire Holy Rosary Parking Lot following potluck

Friday, July 9th
1. Breakfast
2. 9:00 AM: Confessions at Holy Rosary
3. 10:00 AM Drive out to Lake, 21 Miles, Mountain climb, Fish.
4. 11:00 Outdoor Mass at the Lake
5. 3:30 Check in at Airport, Youth depart on 5:30 flight

Penair AS3253, Departs ANC 11:30 AM on Monday, June 6, Arrive DLG 1:00 PM
PenairAS3256, Departs DLG 5:30 PM on Friday, June 10

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

Monday, June 14, 2010

Announcements: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Holy Rosary Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Congratulations: From left to right, Kara Ingram, Josh Weiland, Golda Weiland, and Jim Ingram. They were confirmed Sunday, July 13th, 2010 by Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz, OMI of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Thank you Archbishop Schwietz for celebrating with us!

Thank you: Thank you to the Venua family for donating a couch to the Church. It folds out into a bed. We put it in the basement of the church.

Financial Officer to visit: This week-end, Monika Scott, from the chancery, will be here to train Angela Venua on the Logos Accounting system. Holy Rosary has never had any training on the system so this is a first. For not being trained on the Logos system, Angie picked it up rapidly and has done a fantastic job of keeping track of our accounting. Hopefully Monika will show Angie a few more tricks of the trade that will make her job easier.

Youth Visit: The youth from Anchorage will be here Monday, July 5th, 2010, on the 10:00 AM Penair flight. They will be on a non-electronic, community service retreat. We plan to have a potluck for them on Thursday, July 8th, at 5:30 PM. If you can think of any community service jobs, please let me know. If you have any folding cots or small beds, please bring them by the church. There may be 18 youth and three adults visiting this year. We will be celebrating Mass Monday-Friday at different times and locations. All are welcome to join us. The time and location of each mass will be posted in these announcements in the next couple of weeks.

Gospel: We must die with Christ in order to live with him. The readings are about risking what is comfortable to build the Kingdom of God. The Gospel says, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. What does this mean to you and I today?

Thank you: Thanx to all who cooked and prepared the excellent food at the Potluck. It was simply an incredible celebration!

Kelly Mountain: The Archbishop and I flew over the mountain that Father Kelly died on. We hope to raise some money to put up a cross and engraved stone. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. In the picture, the white patch of snow on the right is where he crashed.

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

Monday, June 7, 2010

Announcements: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Thank you: Thank you to Angela and Robert Clark for a fantastic job organizing the 23rd annual Blessing of the Fleet. It was a grand occasion. Also thank you to Diana Swaim and all others who helped set up and take down. Thank you to Peter Pan for donating the pastries and the musicians. I should have a blog up today or tomorrow of the event.

10:00 AM Mass Sunday: The time of the Mass has been changed for Sunday, June 13th, 2010. Instead of the normal 12:30 Mass, we will be celebrating Mass at 10:00 AM to accommodate the Archbishop’s schedule. Please get the word around. Mass at Saint Theresa in King Salmon will be noon on Saturday instead of Sunday at 9:00 AM.

Confirmation and Potluck: The Archbishop will be baptizing Jim Ingram and Josh Weiland and confirming Jim Ingram, Josh Weiland, Kara Ingram, and Golda Weiland. June Ingram will be preparing a turkey for the potluck and all are asked to bring your favorite dish. All are welcome whether you bring a dish or not.

Gospel: The message in the gospel seems to be about grace and hospitality. We will have to wait and see how the Archbishop interprets it.

Ministries for Confirmation Mass:

Altar Servers: Brian and Josh

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers: Dan and Dee O’Connell

1st Reading, Michael Swaim
Response, Karen Belleque
2nd Reading Pearl Strub
Intercessions, Aileen Walsh

Music: Spruce Lynch

Gifts: Those to be confirmed and their sponsors

Remember, please spread the word about the time change for this Sunday. See you then…Fr. Scott