Many thanks to all who were so attentive over the past three weekends as we presented at Mass the goals of the
Faith to Move Mountains campaign and sought your support. I am so grateful to all who responded with generosity to assist our diocese and parish. Admittedly, the campaign is quite ambitious but the need for the diocese to have a firm foundation for the future is so vital. At this writing I am not certain whether or not we have attained our parish goal, but our bulletin will provide occasional updates to our progress. The parish share of the funds raised will be applied to the projects we have been undertaking in our school and our parking facilities at Saint Anthony Campus. I am so very grateful to our hard working committee that has been meeting since February. Their help was invaluable!
I hasten to add my thanks to all those who contributed to our 4th annual summer project. This bulletin contains a report on funds received. These will be used to defray the cost of the new school windows as well as the work of paving at St. Anthony Campus. Your generosity and sacrifices enable us to undertake these important projects!
During this month of October allow Our Lady to accompany you, especially through praying the Holy Rosary. This month is by long tradition dedicated to this “Gospel Prayer.” Saint John Paul II expresses so beautifully the sentiments that should be ours as we turn toward our Blessed Mother:
Increase our faith, fortify our hope, revive our charity.
Succor those who suffer misfortunes,
those who suffer solitude, ignorance, hunger, or
Strengthen those whose faith is weak!
Arouse in young people
the willingness to give themselves totally to God.
Bring a mother’s help, O Mary, to those who invoke
you as their Benefactress.
So let it be.
Msgr. Tom Gervasio