FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
We continue to make slow but steady progress towards our planned capital campaign. This campaign, as you recall, is for debt reduction, rectory/outreach house renovation and other potential capital improvements. An initial meeting of volunteers interested in helping on the committees was held a few days ago. We have a great group that is forming, and if you would like to be a part of this project, please let me know. It is an opportunity to help the parish we love. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Religious Education is in full swing. Handing on the faith to the next generation is one of the most important works of our parish. My gratitude goes to our dedicated catechists, volunteers and staff, and my prayers go to our students and participants, especially those preparing for the sacraments.
The parish school children in grades 3K-4 will be observing Grandparents Day on Thursday. It is powerful to see grandparents from near and far spend the morning with their grandchildren at the school. Grandparents are a tremendous force for good, especially in regard to sharing the faith and instilling good values. God bless our grandparents.
On Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room, I’ll begin a three-part adult formation series, entitled The Mystery of Redemption. We will be using a book for the series, but all are welcome, with or without the text. Some extra books will be available for purchase. Please consider joining us.
Finally, I would like to extend an invitation to all parishioners to take part in the Mass with Archbishop Listecki on Saturday, October 31, at 4:30 p.m. He is coming to St. Alphonsus to formally install me as pastor. Refreshments will follow.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
~Fr. Aaron Esch