Friday, August 28, 2015

Signs of Good Things to Come

Dear Parishioners,

Summer is over, and school has begun. I was pleased to hear that St. Jane Frances School reached her targeted enrollment for this year. We have welcomed over 40 new students into our classrooms which is a good, healthy sign. It should be a wonderful year as we get back into the academic mode.

Several years ago we participated in the Capital Campaign for the benefit of the parish and archdiocese. So far over the last two years, we have received rebates of over $90,000. Part of that was used to refurbish the roof gutters of the church. The remainder is going to refurbish the hall kitchen which needs a good do over. Our kitchen renovation committee has met several times, and we are making plans to fix-up the kitchen next summer.

This summer, our part-time maintenance man, Karl Kammer, retired, and we just hired a new one, Ward Giddings, one of our parishioners. We are glad to have him as he is quite knowledgeable about vegetation. If you look in front of the rectory, you can see how he has already lowered the bushes which had grown much too high.

Finally, we welcome back our main maintenance man, Marty Karopchinsky, who was out for a while in the spring and early summer for some surgery. We really missed him and are very happy to have him back.

I am looking forward—as I hope you are—to another good year at St. Jane’s. May you have a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend.

- Fr. Carl

“That which above all should inspire us with veneration
for the holy angels is their unswerving loyalty to God.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars