First Down with Fr. Eric (October 10, 2021)

Dear Friends,

We are inviting all parishioners to a special celebration we are calling a FALL FESTIVAL (see our flyer in this bulletin). It will be on Saturday, October 30, beginning at 5:30 pm (after the 4:30 pm Mass) outside in our parking lot next to the House of Mercy/Youth Garage. There will be games, food, and trick or treating for our children. It is an opportunity to gather to see our fellow parishioners, enjoy the large parking lot, and enjoy our Open House for the House of Mercy. We will have a special blessing of the House that evening.

That weekend at all the Masses, we will be doing some teaching on the three days that Christians celebrate at this time of year. We remember the Christian roots of Halloween, All Saints Day, which is celebrated on November 1, and All Souls Day on November 2. These three days cover important remembrances for Christians and at my homily time, I want to share with you insights and helpful ways to celebrate these special days.

As more and more parishioners are REGATHERING, we find that celebrating as a community is important, especially these days. Hope you decide to come and check it out and eat some goodies, see inside the new House of Mercy, along with our Youth Garage.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric