Today our country observes FATHER’S DAY. While not as many floral bouquets are sold for this day as are on Mother’s day, many good wishes, sincere and heartfelt, are extended.
The role of father has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, but the fundamental role of being a model, guide, partner, etc.,
remain. It is how these are lived out changes.
It is my hope that if your dad is living, you will reach out to him with expressions of gratitude and love. If he has gone home to God, take time to say a special prayer for him.
On Wednesday, Sr. Eileen, Fr. Aaron and I will go to Chicago to meet with Fr. Richard Fragomeni to begin the planning for our 75th Anniversary Parish Mission, scheduled for November 2-6. Father Fragomeni is a very well-known speaker and author. We are very fortunate to have him be with us. Mark your calendars now. This is an event every single one of us should plan to be a part of.
On Thursday, there will be a reunion of the SAGE members for Rosary, Mass and lunch.
On Friday, as part of the 75th Anniversary, some of our parish members will be at Miller Park cheering on the Brewers. (I cannot be there, because I have a funeral.) Thanks to those who arranged this opportunity.
This weekend, the Polish community invites us to celebrate “Polish Fest.” This event highlights the faith and culture of the Polish people. We are fortunate to have the various ethnic festivals as part of our summer experience. I hope you will be able to enjoy them.
Remember, the weekend of June 29-30, is the time we, as part of our 75th Anniversary, will recognize all the couples who were married at St. Alphonsus. Please send a photo of your wedding to the parish office so it can be displayed that weekend. Invite those couples you know to come back to St. Alphonsus for this special weekend event in their honor.
Enjoy this “summer” week!
- Fr. Alan