I flew back from New Zealand on Friday and was pleased to find out that we only had to be on the plane for 19 hours to return (vs. 23.5 hours on the way over) because of favorable winds, and the fact that New Zealand is closer to the U.S. than Australia. It is good to be home!
Please be aware that Hearing Assistance Devices are available at the Welcome Center in the narthex before Mass. We have two types of devices: one, for those who have hearing aids with T-switches, is worn around the neck; another, for those without T-switches, are headphones that will amplify the volume going through the sound system. If you have any other questions, contact our Music Director Daniel Owens.
If your parish group or committee would like to use space in any of the buildings during the next fiscal year (starting in July), please submit your requests by 27 March to Kathy Tolino in the Parish Office, as we will soon start working on our calendar for next year in collaboration with Saint John Regional School. A Facility Request Form can be found on our website on the Home page or in the Parish Office.
There always seem to be new faces at Mass these days, and I wanted to let you know that we have a monthly session for prospective members which is generally on the second Sunday of each month. If you have been visiting with us for a while and have decided to register as parishioners here, the registration material is distributed at this session. Our next session will be on Sunday 8 March at 10:00 AM between the two Sunday morning Masses. Stop by the Welcome Center after Mass for more information or to sign up.
Please remember that our Social Justice Ministry is collecting needed items for the Emergency Shelter here in Frederick throughout the month of February at the Gift Card table. The list of items is on our website.