St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on September 16th, 2011
The picnic is here and by the time most of you read this, the picnic is over. Many, many thanks to each and every one of you who worked so tirelessly for the success of this endeavor. I’ll get in trouble if I start naming individuals, but I must say a special word of thanks to Garry and Ann Pierce who led our efforts as co-chairs, to Larry Lyon who devoted many hours to the raffle, and to all the cooks who got up so early to prepare the delicious food.
The long-awaited contract from Granda Liturgical Arts, Inc. arrived last Monday. As I write this note, the contract is being reviewed by attorneys and others. I hope to sign it and get it back to Granda by the week-end. It will take thirteen months to fabricate, ship and install the furnishings and art work. I will let you know how things are progressing.
Congratulations to Rose Ann Payne, the Cathedral recipient of the Sophia Award! This is an annual award given by the Bishop to those wisdom figures in each parish who offer a good example of stewardship to their parishioners. Undoubtedly, there are many people in our parish who are deserving of this award, but only one person is selected each year. Rose Ann was on our staff for two years as the Director of Faith Formation and, through all the years, she has served on various education committees, as an Eucharistic Minister, and is currently a member of the Parish Pastoral Council. She will receive the award at the annual Sophia Mass next Sunday. Congratulations, Rose Ann, and thank you!
Parents, I invite you to encourage your children to participate in “Kids Care” at our Sunday liturgies. We ask the children to bring forward their weekly offering and place it in the “Church” in the sanctuary. This can teach them to give and deepens their participation in the Sunday Mass. Hopefully, they will develop a habit of generosity that will be with them for life.
Love, Fr. John