This Monday we celebrate Memorial Day: It’s a day on which we should pause and with gratitude, honor the men and women who have given their lives so that we might have freedom. May God grant eternal rest to them, and provide comfort to families mourning the loss of a loved one who served our country. We will have a Special Memorial Day Mass at 8AM. There will be a Sign-up Sheet in the back of Church for those who would like to participate in the Mass.
Once again our Christ First Teens will be attending Catholic HEART Workcamp. Attending the Workcamp is like a Mission Trip for the teens. Each Workcamp is equipped with a summer staff, director, manager, musician, nurse, and priests to celebrate Mass and hear Confessions. The trip gives the teens an opportunity to enjoy a Christ-centered week of caring and reaching out to others. More specifically, Catholic HEART Workcamp allows the teens to serve the neglected, brokenhearted, and the marginalized in any way needed. The program also inspires the teens to live as disciples of Christ through serving others as a way of life; and to foster the Catholic Faith of each participant through the sacraments, prayer, and involvement in social service. Please consider donating so that our teens may be able to pay for their Mission Trip; colored envelopes are available on the tables by the Church entrances, or please place your donation in an envelope labeled “Catholic HEART Workcamp”. In addition, next weekend our Christ First Teens will be doing their “Bucket of Bucks” Fundraiser after all of the Masses.
This Friday, May 31st, we will celebrate Graduation Mass for our OLH School 8th Graders. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin a new and exciting chapter in their lives.
Last week, our Hospitality Ministry launched our first Nametag Weekend. Special Thanks to the Hospitality Team for their hard work and efforts. As usual, I also express my gratitude to the Knights of Columbus for their great contribution of coordinating Donut Sunday.
This week, let us pray for all those in our Armed Forces: That God may watch over them and protect them and their families. May we also awaken within ourselves a great sense of respect and gratitude for all those who have given their lives so that we might enjoy the freedoms we have.