This weekend we have our annual
We are grateful to all who were part of the Festival this year. Countdown for next year has begun –
July 10-11, 2015. As we wrap-up this year’s details, let’s be
sure to note down things to keep in mind for next year. One hidden item that took place without much
fanfare was setting up a table with information about the Catholic Faith. T. J. Lehigh set it up just before the first
night of the Festival began. No one
attended to the booth, which was in the church vestibule, but the materials on
display disappeared. Perhaps we can
think about such a booth next year, with live participants to share our Faith
with those who come to visit.
As you will notice, I am away this weekend (taking advantage of the presence of the Missionary priest). I am attending a Golden Jubilee Celebration for a Holy Cross Sister I have known for many years, Sr. Paula Goettelmann, C.S.C. She was one who prayed me through Seminary and who has been present for many of my own milestones in priestly life and ministry. It is a joy to be there, at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, as she and other Holy Cross Sisters are honored for their faithful service. I will say a prayer for your at the Grotto at Notre Dame and give a nod to “Touchdown Jesus” for you as well.
Next weekend, T.J. Lehigh will be saying his farewell, even as he completes the major project for his summer assignment at St. Timothy, creating an opportunity for parishioners to share in the New Evangelization. We are hopeful that many of you will make plans to take part next Sunday afternoon. We are a welcoming parish family. Let’s be sure our neighbors have heard from us!