St. Joseph Men’s Guild – October 9

The St. Joseph Men’s Guild resumes meeting this Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 PM in the hall at St. Boniface Church on 2nd Street. The format for the evening will be a presentation by one of the priests with time for questions and answers. This week’s topic: How to Navigate the News. Bring drinks and snacks to share.

Husbands and fathers, as well as those aspiring to marriage, are always encouraged to attend. Mass will be offered beforehand at 6:30 PM at All Saints.

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is underway in front of abortion millsaround the country. Perhaps consider taking part in the peaceful prayer witness, or at least include this intention in your prayers and Masses. Local campaigns at Planned Parenthood can be found at 40daysforlife.com.

Boys Group

A parish boys group meets on Wednesdays (except the second Wednesday of each month) beginning at 3:00 PM for sports, praying Vespers, a meal, followed by a rotating activity of server training, life skills, or Q & A with the priests. For more details, and/or to sign up, please contact Jacob Flaherty, the director at allsaintsboysday@gmail.com. All parish boys, ages 12 and up, are welcome!

Projects Update

  • New thermal church doors are expected to be installed the first week of October.
  • Major work to fix the storm water drainage around the church and rectory will begin in October; this will relieve the pooling and ice buildup on the sidewalks and the flooding in the rectory basement.
  • The front part of the rectory will be remodeled and the parish office moved upstairs; the current office will be converted into a classroom/meeting space.
  • The roof on the large garage will be replaced.

Thoughtful Attire for Mass

With warmer weather upon us (hard to believe), for the honor of God and His house, and for the edification of our neighbor, kindly remember to be thoughtful in one’s attire for Holy Mass. Using the Vatican dress code as a reliable guide, while casual dress is acceptable, please be sure that all clothing has sleeves that cover the shoulders, dresses reach the knee, and shorts and accentuating attire are altogether avoided. God reward you for your attention in these regards!

Parish Picnic, September 21

Plan to attend the first annual parish picnic on Saturday, September 21 from 12:30-6:00 PM in the park across the street behind Webster school. With the increased parish attendance, this is a good way for new parishioners and families to meet others in a relaxed afternoon. The parish will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs, cooked by the men of St. Joseph’s Guild. Please be sure to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs, as well as drinks (and BYOB), and things for sports or field games. Those with last names beginning with A-L are invited to bring a side dish or salad (with serving utensil); M-Z are invited to bring a dessert. Hope to see you there!