The monthly ladies’ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Guild meets on Monday, January 20th at 6:00 PM for a brief talk and time of prayer before a simple exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Mass will follow at 7:00 PM. A social will follow at Elsie’s.
Work on the church doors has continued to make some progress this past week, though things are not where we want them to be yet. Work on the garageside door will not commence until the weather warms up.
The parish office hours will be more restricted the week of January 20 on account of Jacob Flaherty being gone for the March for Life.
Weekly or monthly donations and tithes can now be made via direct deposit! This can be done by clicking on the new “Online Giving” link. The link is user-friendly and should be self-explanatory.
- To set up recurring donations, click the “First Time?” button and create an account.
- One-time “Quick” gifts are also possible through this link without logging in.
- A ConnectNow Giving App can also be downloaded to the phone.
While direct deposit is encouraged, check and cash donations are still welcome. As the envelope system has been discontinued, for cash donations to be credited for tax purposes, please be sure to put your name and address on the envelope that is used so it can be identified and recorded. Thank you!
On Saturday, February 1st, Sister Maria Josepha and Sister Joanna Marie will make their first profession of vows. The Rite of Profession will begin at 11 A.M., and will be followed by a Pontifical Mass. In the back of church, there are some cards with a prayer for the Sisters. In your charity, please pray for them, as they prepare for their profession of vows! They will make a silent retreat from January 24th until the day of their profession.
Please feel free to write down prayer intentions for the Sisters and to place them in the box in the back of church. The Sisters are very happy to pray for your intentions.
As you may have noticed, the Sisters have a new postulant since December 12th. Her name is Sister Verity (Huemiller) and she comes from North Carolina. We are grateful for her vocation! On January 8th, another young woman will enter: Christine Helferty from Ontario, Canada. She will be a candidate for some weeks, before she becomes a postulant. Deo gratias!
This January 21st nearly 45 young people from our parish are boarding a bus for Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life. This pilgrimage will be full of opportunities to grow in pro-life understanding from both theological and philosophical arguments. The students will attend a Traditional Latin Mass daily and will pray two hours of the Divine Office, the Rosary, and other devotions daily, as well. Many of our young people come from large families and are unable to cover the cost of the trip alone. Your generosity helps get them there. Please consider making a donation – simply write a check to ’Church of All Saints’ and in the memo line write ’March for Life Donation’ on the memo line and either put in the collection, mail it to the parish office, or place it in the rectory mail. Know of our prayers for you during our pilgrimage.
The Parish Office is now officially located in the front of the rectory building. All visitors to the office, and envelopes or items to be dropped off should use the front door, not the side.
Confirmation students having class in the rectory as well as choir members may continue to use the side-door.
The office will be manned by Mr. Jacob Flaherty and/or Mrs. Elizabeth Miller during the following hours (at a minimum) unless stated otherwise in the bulletin:
Wednesdays: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM