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Pastor's Pen

Pastor's Pen
 

I ask that you keep our Youth Minister, Michael Specht, in your prayers over the passing of his mother, Linda, last weekend after battling a bout of cancer over the last few years.  It was good to know that he was able to spend time with her before her passing.  You may be aware that both Fr. Lou and I were coworkers and friends with Michael before we came to St. Raphael and we did know her.  The funeral Mass will be celebrated later in August and I ask that you please keep Mike in your prayers.

Last Monday morning Fr. Lou and I had an opportunity to crash the teachers meeting as they began their plans to return to school.  We are blessed with some wonderful teachers and we are all looking forward to the start of school.  Even though the start of school has been delayed two weeks the teachers were kept on the same schedule.  The extended planning time is helpful for them as they prepare for a unique experience in returning to their classrooms.  Please keep them and all our school families in your prayers.  As we all know retuning to school this year for any location or grade level is an issue of great concern and interest.

Many of you may be aware that June 30th ends the fiscal year of the church.  We are in the midst of finishing the annual results and will be meeting with the finance council to review them.  Even with the effects of the pandemic beginning in March we are still in good financial shape.  I know that it was a practice to mail out an annual report in September, I plan to maintain that practice as well.  As the new person on the block let me express my sincere appreciation for our continued financial support to the parish.  Without your continued commitment and dedication many of our ministries and activities would not take place.

Have a good week,

 Fr. Curtis Carro

 

 
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