Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 9, 2022

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at all the Masses next weekend.  We invite parishioners who are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, experiencing the effects of aging, or suffering from illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, alcohol or drug abuse, depression, etc. to come forward after the homily for the laying on of hands and anointing with the oil of the sick. 

       We generate funds for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party through our Holiday Greenery Sale each year.  We have usually had very good responses in past years concerning the quality of the greenery, so please use the form available in this bulletin (and on our parish website) to place your order by 16 October, and it will be delivered just before Thanksgiving. In doing so, you will be helping to honor our volunteers!

       Our Drexel Essay Contest each year attempts to introduce the inspiring legacy of our patron saint Katharine Drexel to the next generation of our parishioners.  The winning essayists in each category receive either a $1000 college or a $500 high school scholarship.  Contest rules are in the bulletin as an insert this weekend.  To enter the contest, please obtain an application form from our website, the narthex Welcome Center, or the parish office.  Completed essays will be due in the parish office in mid-January.

       Katies Ladies is coordinating the “Box of Joy” project, providing a small Christmas present to poor children in seven countries around the world.  To participate, pick up a shoe size box in the narthex during October (including a brochure with suggested gift items) and return the box to the narthex on the designated weekends.  Last year, over 60,000 poor children (who may not have received any other gifts) received a Christmas present through this program.

       After a two-year pandemic hiatus, our biennial Archdiocesan Priest Convocation will take place this week—please keep our gathering in your prayers.

Fr. Keith

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