Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Thanks

This weekend we celebrate Trinity Sunday, giving thanks to the God we know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As our schedules grow more hectic with graduations, weddings, and all sorts of warm weather events, it is good to take some time to pause and think about how God in the three persons of the Trinity continues to guide our lives and take care of us. Scheduling in time to read the scriptures, or perhaps attend one of our weekday morning masses, or dropping in for Monday or Friday Eucharistic Adoration are some ways to do this.

If you recall, last weekend the election of new parish council  members was held. The votes have been tallied, and I congratulate Mary Brodowski, Tony Topita, Bernard Kreitzer, and Phyllis Kreisher who are our new council members. It is very gratifying to see that our parish has folks who are willing to block out time each month to discuss, share their wisdom, and offer advice to the pastor, regarding many, many parish issues.

You may have noticed that the statue of St. Anthony has moved from behind the bushes at the rear of the Rectory, to a much more visible spot at the garden at the rear entrance of the Parish Center. Our High School Youth took care of moving the statue, and replanting the garden at the parish center, thus providing a very nice spot to honor St. Anthony. The Boy Scouts will be adding mulch to the garden in a week or so. The St. Anthony garden also makes the Parish Center rear entrance a very welcoming place for all who enter the building. I know I speak for all of us as I thank Youth Minister Melissa Boyle and all the youth who took part in this effort. We’re also very grateful to the Girl Scouts who planted flowers in front of the Rectory, and at the Mary Garden, and the Boy Scouts who planted vegetables adjacent to the parish garage.

Monday is Memorial Day. St. Jane’s will remember those in our armed forces who have died  preserving the freedoms we enjoy in this country at a memorial mass at 8:30 am. All are invited to place the names of those who have died in service to our country in the memorial book on the Holy Family side of the sanctuary in the church.

- Fr. John