IMPORTANT NOTICE: The diocese has requested that all parishes take a census next weekend (Oct. 20/21) of the number of people attending mass. YOUR ATTENDANCE IS CRUCIAL!!
NOTES FROM FR. JOHN: During the next month several needed projects will be underway: painting the wood around the rectory porch, pillars of the church, emergency outdoor stairs on the left side of the church; repairing and pointing of stone wall in back of the church and installing bluestone coping; installing a new wrought iron fence in back of church; stabilizing chimney of the rectory. We did not plan for all this to take place at once, but the weather played a role in delaying these projects. As you may have noticed, our sign on Bedford road is now lighted up at night.
125th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS:
We are moving forward with a Christmas brunch at Sleepy Hollow C.C. on Sunday, December 2, in honor of our 125th anniversary. The price will be $40 pp. The parish will pick up any administrative fees, service fees, and tips. We are looking into children pricing for brunch. SHCC will be decorated for the holidays, making this event memorable for those attending. If any parishioner is a member of SHCC, please introduce yourself to Fr. John. We are also working on a Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 1. Details to follow.
In honor of our 125th we are working on a unique keepsake that will be made available to our parishioners and friends. We hope to finalize the choice in the next couple of weeks.
PARISH PICNIC: We have the final figures on our first, very successful picnic. Receipts from ticket sales: $3660. Expenditures (permits, food, ice cream, inflatable castles, miscellaneous items): $6998. The deficit of $3338 was covered by our once monthly 125th anniversary envelope. We intend to subsidize other 125th events in a similar way. Once again thank you to all who helped make this a successful event!!
SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE MAGDALENE was a great success! Thanks goes to Jean and Ed Sudol, Margaret Yawman, David Impastato and Dorothy Haas and all who helped make this a successful brunch. A good time was had by all.
ALL SAINTS/ALL SOULS DAY: All Saints Day is Thursday, November 1 and mass will be at 8:00 a.m. All Souls Day is Friday, November 2 and mass will be at 8:00 a.m.
Names of deceased who have passed into eternal life since last All Souls Day will be remembered. The Book of Remembrance of our loved ones will be available in the back of the church and will be included. Please place the names of your deceased loved ones in the book and return your offering envelope