The Pastor Writes...
Holypalooza…It’s time for the family picnic!! An end of summer treat for all of us. Come celebrate our life together as a family of faith. Games, food, tours of newly renovated spaces, indoor and outdoor activities of all kinds…play Bingo, visit the wine and beer garden, just mingle with the “family”. Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to help in any way. (See insert for more details.)
Altar servers…I would love to see a large crowd of 4th graders and up who will come and be trained as altar servers. The altar servers play a very important role in our weekly Masses. Mark your calendar for the August 28 training at 6:30 pm in the church.
Catechists and volunteers…We are making good progress in the recruitment of catechists and volunteers for our faith formation program for the children of the parish. But we still need many more on all levels. Please prayerfully consider how you can be of help and contact one of our faith formation directors to see where they might need you.
Just so you know
Set up for Holypalooza will begin next Saturday at 9:30 am. The west driveway will be closed down that morning, August 26, in order to get the tents, tables and chairs into place. We will have parking lot attendants on hand for the Sunday Masses but you may want to carpool or park on nearby streets and lots.
Calling All Bakers!
Want to put a big smile on the face of an OLIH child? Help the Catholic Daughters by baking treats for the Holypalooza Inside Outside Parish Picnic CAKE WALK on August 27. Please bring WRAPPED cookies (6-8), cupcakes (4-6), bars (4-6), or small one layer cakes to Room 15 before the Mass you attend next weekend. If nuts are included in the treat, please mark that on the wrapping. The Catholic Daughters AND THE KIDS thank you for helping!
An alcove in the new Library has been dedicated to an OLIH historical display. As a first step toward sharing some of the parish's story, we have installed panels tracing the timeline from the original St. Michael's Church in Carney to the building of the current St. Michael's Chapel.
This is a work in progress, so if you have any items, photos or stories you can share with us or if you would like to help with the organization of this area, please call Joan Ski, 964-3038.
Get Your Name Known
We are in the process of updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the church. This book will contain everything pertinent to our church: the various ministries, organizations, committees, activities, functions and events plus a complete directory of all members. This book is being provided and direct-mailed to each family at no cost to our church, and it is again being subsidized by local businesses that advertise. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call the Church Office, 964-3038.
...And Have We Got it Right?
We will soon be putting together our Guidebook. Have you done away with your landline? Moved? Added a child? Please take a moment to update your information. Either call the office, 964-3038, or go to ‘My Own Church’ on our website.
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