25 June 2023

The Katharine Konnection

Fr. Keith’s Korner

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Fr. Keith’s Korner

     This week the children start arriving for Vacation Bible School (including our Middle School group), an annual summer ritual here that takes lots of organization and volunteers. Many thanks to all the adults and teens who have offered to help, and special gratitude to Theresa Anderson and Ana Maria Alvarado who do such a great job of pulling it all together. Please pray that our children may grow in their love of God and closeness to Jesus during this special summer week that we provide for them.
     Last weekend our parish sponsored a Health and Wellness Fair (focusing on Mental Health) on the plaza during the weekend Masses. We offer thanks to the organizing committee (Josyane Kengni, Therese Binfon and Wil Graham) under the leadership of Theresa Anderson, and to those who supported the Fair in other roles, especially the Knights of Columbus and our African Faith Community (AFC).
     One of our second collections each month is for the Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund, an inter-parish cooperative venture that awards tuition assistance to families of participating parishes for Catholic School tuition based on financial need. The first awards were made for academic year 2015-16, and you will see on a bulletin insert that almost $1.5 million dollars has been awarded from this fund to qualifying families since then! Many thanks to all those who support this second collection each month.

     Over the last several years, the main sewer line leaving the church building has clogged and we have had to shut down the restrooms during Masses at least eight times. This is due to faulty installation during construction and will continue to occur. This coming week we will jackhammer the cement floor and dig to reach the sewer line (under the hallway outside of the kitchen) to remedy the problem. Please be aware that the side entrance to the building may be closed next weekend, depending on how long the project takes.

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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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