AARP EVENT: Please put on your calendar: AARP will present the “Safety for Drivers” seminar on Saturday, May 18, from 9-3:30, Carvlin Hall. Some car insurance companies will give you a discount if you take this class. Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Bring a sack lunch. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so please call the Parish office to sign up. Please bring money/check to the class.
PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS:
Nomination forms are on the counter in the foyer. Deadline for nominations is May 26th with the actual election to be held June 9-16.
For the past year Jane Joseph and two of her young people have been transporting our Food Pantry items to St. Rita's (102nd & NE Prescott) about every four - five weeks. All it takes is a call to their SVdPaul contact and then she loads up at our Food Pantry and delivers it to St. Rita’s. It is a great Corporal work of Mercy and a good sharing experience for the young people.
Jane is now moving on so we are looking for someone who will be interested in picking up this ministry starting in June. Please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish office and ask for Barbara directly.
CARVLIN FLOOR PROJECT COMPLETION:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The new flooring was completed this week with only the installation of carpeting on the stage stairs remaining to be done in a week or so. And, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Altar Society, The Parish Breakfast Teams and various parishioners, it is almost completely paid for!
The total cost of the flooring, stage stair carpeting and the sealing services is $10,658. The Altar Society has raised and contributed $4,047, and the Parish Breakfast Teams raised $2,500. Gifts from parishioners are at $3,175 for a total so far of $9,722. This project covers the hall proper. Some people have asked about the kitchen flooring which is not being done at this time. But perhaps it can become a project in the very near future. Again, thank you, thank you one and all.
LOOKING AHEAD: We are planning on doing an updated pictorial directory in early June. We’ve had many changes in our membership and want to get everyone’s picture in our centennial directory. Pictorial directories are very helpful when we have new staff, new priests, or new members. So – you have plenty of time to grow your hair, lose weight, or change your look before then. Plan now to sign up for your portraits. We will have a sign-up sheet available in the office. We have selected a new company to take our photos and to put together a memorable book for us.
FLOWERS and VEGETABLES
As they have for the past two years, Lee and James Xiong will be offering seasonal flowers and vegetables after morning Masses on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in front of the Church. Stop by, look at their wares and say hello. If you forgot to get your mother flowers for the day, they will have a lovely assortment.
Do you take Holy Communion to a parishioner on a regular basis who is either homebound or in a care-giving facility? It is time for us to update our records in an effort to make sure that anyone who is homebound or in a caregiving facility receives Communion at least monthly, if not weekly. If you are visiting someone, or you know of someone who would like Communion taken to them, please let us know. Please contact the office with your information.
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