Our summer reading used book sale was such a success last year that we are doing it again! If you have books at home that you have read, please bring them to Mass with you over the next two weekends and leave them along the side wall in the Brockway Room. Then, on the weekend of 20/21 May, the books will be displayed, and you can shop for this summer’s reading! The donation you offer will support our “Concerts on the Plaza” this summer. A bulletin insert has more information about this event.
Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party occurred last weekend and we had a lively crowd of our parishioners in attendance. This evening is a great testimony to the way we live out our parish mission statement of “giving selflessly in realization of the Kingdom of God.” And so, “thanks again” to all of our dedicated volunteers—and especially to those parishioners (pictured on the bulletin front cover) who received “Kate Awards” this year!
There is a lot of discussion about the issue of race taking place across our country these days. To facilitate a conversation at our own parish, our Social Justice Committee has arranged for a series of Zoom sessions during the month of May entitled “Honest Conversations about Race” facilitated by trained members of other Catholic parishes. A final in-person session in the narthex on 1 June will conclude the conversation. Please register for the Zoom sessions using the link found on our parish website, the bulletin insert, or the Katharine Konnection you will receive. I think you will find this quite interesting, and please note that the first Zoom session is this Thursday.
Our Knights of Columbus council coordinated the Friday evening Lenten dinners and will be cooking for the upcoming Pentecost breakfast—so they are always serving our parish in various ways. Their golf tournament is on 22 May, and you can sign up this weekend and next in the narthex after all Masses.