Fr. Tim's Pastor's Pen

We have completed the first week of school for the 2019-2020 year and all went well.  Having the children back is exciting and energizing.  It is fun watching them adjust to their new teacher and new surroundings.  I had the opportunity to preside at the first school Mass last week on Thursday, which was also a Holy Day of Obligation—The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This week everybody will be settling into their daily routines (hopefully).  

Now is the time for parents with children who do not attend Catholic School to sign-up their children in the parish Faith Formation program.  A monitored Teach-at-Home program is available for all families or, if you choose, the Sunday Morning classes for grades K-5.  We have adjusted our Middle School Program for grades 6-8 to a monthly program which includes the parents.  Ongoing Faith Formation for children is part of the requirements for Sacraments; but more importantly, it is the way that parents pass on our Faith to their children.  Without that faith passed on by someone who has lived it, they will not likely understand or practice it themselves.  

You may have noticed the brown colored bench in the courtyard area.  The two benches now present were placed in memory of a longtime, dedicated parishioner (and Knight) Warren DeBord who, in his later years, wished for “a resting place” half-way to the church entrance.  We now have that place. 

Your friend in Christ,

Fr. Timothy H. Sherwood



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