18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Aug 1, 2021

       We often list nearby workshops and retreats for deepening the everyday experience of marriage in the weekly bulletin.  If your marriage is troubled in any way at this time, please consult details about a “Retrouvaille” weekend coming up on Labor Day weekend.  A number of parish couples have found this weekend helpful in the past, and I urge you to be pro-active in confronting relationship difficulties as soon as possible, rather than waiting until it is too late to bring about understanding and possible healing.

       Our Drexel Voyager senior group has been a great blessing for many of our parish members, and they are celebrating their 11th Anniversary this month!  Prior to the pandemic, our seniors had formed a supportive sense of community through their monthly luncheons (often with speakers) at local restaurants, and other activities.  As activities resume once again, they are having their anniversary luncheon here in Kate’s Café on Monday 9 August, beginning with Mass in the church at 10:30 AM.  Please register using the information in the bulletin. New members are always welcome and encouraged to join the group.

       Earlier this year, the neighboring Catholic parishes in the Frederick City area decided to jointly sponsor one of the family suites at the new Emergency Family Shelter, and our parish share was determined to be $12,000 (pledged over five years).  As a result, we started an annual 2nd Collection this year, thinking that it would be several years before we would raise our parish commitment.  As happens so often here, the generosity of our parishioners was overwhelming, and we have already raised the entire $12,000!  The check has already been sent to the Religious Coalition, and I want to thank those who so generously supported this project, living out again our parish Mission Statement.

       All of our faith formation programs will be starting up in person next month, and registration is now available on-line, so please register soon!

Fr. Keith

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