30 January 2022

The Katharine Konnection

Fr. Keith’s Korner

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Fr. Keith’s Korner

       World Marriage Day will be celebrated this year on 12/13 February at all Masses, and we will produce a bulletin insert acknowledging those couples who are celebrating a special 5-year anniversary in 2022.  Please complete the form included in the bulletin and return it to the Parish Office by Monday 7 February if you would like to be acknowledged in this special celebration of marriage.  

       This week we join the national observance of Catholic Schools Week.  To begin the week, students from local Catholic Schools are serving in various ministries at the 11:00 AM Mass this weekend.  We celebrate these educational institutions who strive to integrate a faith perspective into all aspects of student life, and we acknowledge the sacrifice many parents make to afford the tuition at these schools.  Our parish is one of the sponsoring parishes for St. John Regional Catholic School which is located on our parish campus.

       It was an uplifting moment for me as a pastor when I contemplated several weeks ago how our parish made Christmas special for 150 poor families in west Baltimore City through our Christmas Basket program.  We were able to provide Christmas dinner and gifts for children in a way that those families might not have experienced otherwise.  A “thank you” note from Gloria Williams, the Outreach Coordinator there, is included as a bulletin insert this weekend.

       Our parishioner Tom Hornyak has shared his woodworking skills several times already with our parish over the years, creating the beautiful parish logo located over the center doors to the worship space, and providing the displays holding the photos of our Parish Staff and Pastoral Council. In keeping with the style he has established in the narthex, he has now created a new “Welcome Center” sign and capped the Donor Recognition plaque and book area with a heartfelt “In Gratitude”.  Thanks so much, Tom, for sharing your skills and enhancing the beauty of our church building!

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Rev. Keith W. Boisvert

Pastor

P.S.  Please take a moment to review other information concerning our parish by clicking here for the weekly bulletin.

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