27 July 2014 + Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
What lovely days we are having this summer! I think it is because of the harsh winter we had to endure. Next weekend I will begin a week vacation myself. You probably noticed that August 2-3 is the weekend scheduled for our Mission COOP. I ask you to be as generous as you can to support the great missionary work of the Church throughout the world. During the week of August 4-8 check the schedule for services of the Word and Holy Communion when I am gone. I will be celebrating Mass where I am for the intentions listed in the bulletin. As always, Mass at Cor Jesu is available at 8:30am.
Speaking of Cor Jesu Oratory, the Institute of St. Joseph has slowly made improvements to the old Sacred Heart Parish buildings and grounds whenever donations have come. They just received a donation to put new flooring at least in the sanctuary area of the church. One of the major projects is the replacement of the large windows in the old school building. I have always been impressed by the continued dedication and loyalty of the former parishioners to Sacred Heart Church. It would be wonderful if individual families could sponsor the replacement of a window. I think each window would cost a little over $2,000. The Institute of St. Joseph would put a memorial plaque on the window with the family’s name. If anyone is interested please let me or St. Petra know. It might be a wonderful memorial for those who graduated from Sacred Heart School.
I also wanted to give you an update on our parish directory. The project has taken a bit longer than we expected. The final draft is prepared and we are now waiting for the printing, which we are told could be from two to three months. They are coming, so be patient. Have a great week and continue to enjoy the summer!