First Down with Fr. Eric (October 24, 2021)

Dear Friends,

There are some special feast days coming up for the Christian world in early November. On the weekend of October 30-31 at all our Masses we will be doing some teachings on Halloween (All Hallows Eve), All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. November 1st is the feast of All Saints Day, and November 2nd is All Souls Day. I will be preaching at all our Masses that weekend to give us some insights into the beauty and significance of the special days for Christians.

That weekend we are inviting all parishioners to bring a photo of a loved one who has died and risen with the Lord. Our staff members will be at the entrance of the building and will be collecting your photos. They will place them either near the altar or in our Narthex for viewing and remembrance. After Mass parishioners may take their pictures or leave them for the other Masses. I am excited to take this opportunity to remind parishioners of the great history of our Catholic faith and the influence on these significant holy days. So often they can become so secularized that we forget the story of how our faith celebrates life, death, resurrection, and also how we deal with evil in the world.

The entire parish is invited to the FALL FESTIVAL after the October 30 evening Mass (4:30 pm). In the parking lot next to the House of Mercy there will be trick or trunk with goodies, games, some good eats and an open house for the House of Mercy, as we bless our newest building. We hope to bring people together outside for some fellowship and fun.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric