Last Letter From Bulletin – November 17, 2019

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Last Letter From Bulletin – November 10, 2019

WORDS OF THANKS – Many thanks to Paul Fairbanks and the Respect Life Committee who organized the Baby Bottles project and thanks to all who participated to help support Aid for Women. I also would like to thank the Women’s club for organizing the Coat Drive and to those who donated a lot of coats to help parishioners from St. Malachy + Precious Blood. The Craft Show and Bake Sale was also a big success. I’d like to thank Laura Tovar, the members of the Women’s Club, and those who helped by selling raffle tickets and setting up to make this event possible. Thank you!!!

MINISTRY FAIR – Last weekend you saw a lot of posters in the back of St. Celestine church and this weekend they are displayed in the St. Cyprian school lobby. These represent the close–to–40 ministries and organizations of St. Mother Theodore Guerin parish. As I walked around and tried to stop at each station to talk to the organization representatives, I realized that we have been blessed to have so many people involved in so many different ministries throughout the years. I saw many of you as I walked around last weekend at St. Celestine and I hope to do the same at St. Cyprian this weekend. We are one parish now and I pray and I hope that those from both churches will cross over to be involved in the ministries that you feel God has called you to serve.

Pope Francis said that being Christian is humbly serving others, not applying “makeup” to your soul to make it prettier. “To be Christian is to do what Jesus did – serve,” he said in a homily Thursday during Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. “To be Christian isn’t about appearances or social conduct, it isn’t putting a bit of makeup on the soul so that it’s a little more beautiful,” he said. “A Christian serves others and people should ask themselves, ‘Do I have others serve me, do I take advantage of others, the community, the parish, my family, my friends or do I serve, am I at the service of others?’ ” he said. Pope Francis invites us to ask ourselves that question, reflect upon and pray about it.

I hope the Ministry Fair held over these two weekends will give you the opportunity to be be more involved in our parish community.

I would like to thank Lynn Loftus, chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council, and all the members of the PPC who organized the Ministry Fair for our parish. I also would like to thank the leaders and those involved in the different ministries. Thank you for sharing your time, treasures, and talents serving our community in order to respond to the mission that Jesus calls each one of us to do.

CLICK HERE to see pictures of this Ministry Fair.

Thank you, each and every one of you, for continuing to support our parish, St. Mother Theodore Guerin. May God bless each of you and your families!

In prayer,
Father Paul Cao
Pastor of St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish