The Sisters stand in need of a few remaining items for the convent. Used items are welcome. If willing to donate, please contact Mother Maria Regina first at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (415) 310-7598 . May God reward you!
- Bookshelves of any kind
With the Parish Center demolition well underway, the parking lot will not be available for the time being. When parking on the street, please be sure not to block the driveways of the local residents. The lot at the school on 5th Street can be utilized on evenings and weekends. Thank you for your attention and patience in these regards.
Interestingly enough, a “time capsule” was found in the cornerstone of the building, a copper box. The items had been waterlogged and are being given some tender loving care; among them was some newspaper dating from 1918 when the parish was opened (the school had served as the church for twenty years), a few coins of the era, some faded papers listing the founding members of the parish, including Fr. Matz and Archbishop Ireland, two holy cards of St. Rita, and three savings bonds (actual worth still to be determined). Parish archives also indicate that during the fifty years of the school’s operation, 54 girls who attended would become nuns, and four boys would become priests.
The cornerstone will be saved and incorporated into future projects. Be sure to remember in your family prayers the repose of soul of the founding pastor, Fr. Francis Matz, who faithfully served All Saints from 1918-1968.
Fr. Saguto will be away Tuesday April 9 to Thursday April 11 for an FSSP Board of Directors meeting (any questions on the timing of this meeting can be directed to Fr. Harkins). There will be no change in the Mass or confession schedule during that time.
Envelopes for the Appeal will be available in the vestibule Sunday, February 24. Information on the twenty ministries this appeal supports can be found online at www.csafspm.org, which may assist in consideration of the best way to lend support.
Dear faithful of All Saints: We Labor Mariae Sisters are grateful to be settling into the convent. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Fr. Saguto, Fr. Stewart and the many faithful who prepared our beautiful convent!
May God reward you for all your kind generosity! We are semi-contemplative Marian Sisters, which means that, while we pray the full Divine Office in common and have 1-1/2 hour of mental prayer each day, we also exercise active apostolates at the parish. We look forward to coming to know you. Please know that we keep you and your intentions in our daily prayers. Please pray for us.
Gratefully, the Labor Mariae Sisters: Mother Maria Regina, Sister Maria Josepha (novice), Sister Joanna Marie (novice), Sister Rosanna (postulant), and Sister Christina (postulant).
Please keep in your prayers the six men who will be ordained to the diaconate this Saturday, March 30, for the Fraternity at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, NE! Fr. Stewart will be attending the ordination and will out of town next weekend.