A reminder – this Wednesday, October 14 is the St. Joseph’s Guild meeting for all interested men of the parish and guests. We will meet up at Flaherty’s Bowl; the doors open at 6:30 PM and the talk (given by our FSSP Seminarian Cedric Cortez on his vocation story) will begin at 7:00. Pizza is provided and a cash bar offered. Make sure to sign up for the St. Joseph Guild Flocknote page to receive more details and to receive the Sign-Up Genius form. Thank you!
The next meeting will be on Saturday, October 24th after the 9:00 AM Mass. We will finish our discussion of the book ’Soul of the Apostolate’ by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard, O.C.S.O. Like last time, we will pray Sext at noon to finish our time together (Sext finishes around 12:15). We look forward to seeing you next time! Single women of the parish, ages 18-35, are invited to join the St. Rita women’s group, which is dedicated to formation in the faith through study, prayer, discussion and friendship. Our meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of the month and led by the Filiae Laboris Mariae. For more information, please see the St. Rita Flocknotes group.
There will be a selection of books on the bookshelves in the back of the Church as part of the Parish “lending library,” as well as some copies of books that are “free to take,” which anyone may take home to keep or to give away as gifts. All these books are from the Parish office; please do NOT put any books of your own on any of the shelves. If you would like to contribute to the “lending library” or the “free to take” selections, please drop your books off at the Parish Office. We hope you take advantage of the opportunity!
Our St. John Bosco Boys Guild resumed this past Wednesday. If you are a young man between the ages of 12 and 18 and would like to join us for an afternoon of playing sports together, praying Vespers together, (under the dedication of St. Joseph), and enjoying a meal together, Please, come join us! Our schedule through December looks like the following: Wednesdays, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2 and 16. We begin at 3:15 and end at 6:30. Please contact Jacob Flaherty at email@example.com to learn more and sign up to receive notifications via Flocknotes.
Our All Saints Homeschool Co-op has gotten off to a really good, smooth, peaceful start. This past Friday was our fourth week together.
Last week Fr. Pelster celebrated a High Mass in honor of the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels with our children’s choirs singing. The priests, sisters, and seminarian Cedric Cortez all teach Catechism to our young people. Sr. Marie Immaculee teaches music to the elementary boys and girls, while Mr. Jacob Flaherty works with the older students.
We have a soccer team consisting of 30+ boys ages 8 – 13 and are gaining considerable experience from coach Mr. Michael Hagler.
The sisters, along with parental assistance, are running a very beautiful Stella Maris Girls Guild. Mrs. Mara Poole is working on a Nativity Play with many of the younger children. Mrs. Rosanne Freitag and Mrs. Jessica Soden are running very successful catechetical programs for our 3 – 5 year-old students. Many good friendships with like-minded Catholic friends and peers are being had by children and parents alike.
We also welcomed new Board members this year and met for the first time this past Monday. Our 2020-2021 Co-op Board Members are Jacob Flaherty, Brett Thoreson, Chad Cmejla, Michael Hagler, Stephanie Skulley, Jeni Bradac, and Sibyl Niemann. If you are interested in learning more about our Co-op, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.