After the death of a loved one, many of us experience the overwhelming pain of grief, often for months or years. As a means of offering support and encouragement to our parishioners who are suffering in this way, we will be offering again the well-respected program GriefShare on Thursday nights in the Brockway Room starting on 17 August. This program is a 13-week cycle that you can join at any point, as each session is self-contained. There are more details in the bulletin and on our website. Please share this information with someone who may benefit. You can complete the journey from mourning to joy!
Our faith formation programs for next fall are now open for registration on our parish website—so please help us to get organized by registering as soon as possible. It takes some effort to recruit and train catechists, and books have to be ordered, so we appreciate your cooperation! Remember that faith formation is a life-long endeavor, and our programs are open to all ages.
Please be aware that gluten-free hosts are available at all Masses if you pre-register. To receive a gluten-free host, please sign up on the bulletin board in the sacristy when you arrive for Mass, and the sacristan will make sure the appropriate number of hosts are provided for communion. The priest will always have these hosts available in his ciborium.
Our Drexel Voyager senior group has organized a fall retreat day on Wednesday 6 September at the nearby Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville. All parishioners are welcome, and carpooling will be available. You are asked to sign up at the Welcome Center by 21 August, and more information is available on a bulletin insert this weekend.
Several people have inquired about my vacation reading list, so I’ll mention the novels I really enjoyed. One was “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, and the other was “Lessons” by Ian McEwan.