Bulletin for the week of May 22th - 28th, 2005.
A sincere welcome to those who are new among us. We hope you find a warm and welcoming faith-home with us. Please introduce yourself after Mass and call the Rectory to register.
MOST HOLY TRINITY (A) MAY 22, 2005
OPPORTUNITY TO SAY "THANK YOU" TO DOROTHY CASEY:
As we may expect a good number of parishioners to be part of that special June 5th Coffee Sunday Gathering, our PPC and Fabriques would like to deal with a few business items. These will be easily dealt with and will not overshadow our thanks to Dorothy. PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) CONSTITUTION TO BE RATIFIED:
For most of this year our PPC has been working under a temporary Constitution. We had been thinking of making the June Coffee Sunday (June 5th) into our Parishes' General Assembly for this year. That would be a good occasion to have the Constitution ratified so that we are fully legitimate. To that end you can see the Constitution posted at the entrance to the church. For those who are inclined to examine it in more detail, some extra copies are available at request. If you like to make changes or need clarification, please, let us know before June 5. If no major changes are called for by then, the ratification on June 5 can go rather quickly.
GETTING READY FOR BAPTISM TO BE CELEBRATED IN JUNE:
It varies a bit from parish to parish, but in our parish after the parents have let us know that they would like to have their son/daughter baptized we arrange for three sessions with other parents who have made a similar request. At those sessions we reflect on the significance of what the parents have asked for both for themselves and for their children. It is not a course that they have to follow, but rather three evenings of reflection during which they prepare for the baptism-event. Part of that preparation is for the parents to join in with their child in one of our Sunday Masses so that the parish community has the opportunity to welcome the children to be baptised.
Is it all a bit complicated? Not really, but it is certainly indicative of the fact that we can no longer take baptism for granted. Do we achieve 'The hoped for goal with this preparation'? It is hard to say. To be honest, tangible results are quite meager, at least to the extent that we can measure them...
YOUTH ACTIVITY (FINAL ONE PRIOR TO SUMMER VACATION):
The Church's year is made up of two high seasons(Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas) and two blocks of ordinary time. After the 90 day Lent-Easter season we are now back in Ordinary Time. It is most noticeable in the changed decor of the church. The Easter banners have gone and on most Sundays the priest wears green vestments. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. This Sunday (Trinity Sunday) and next Sunday (Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ). The vestments are white to mark the two feasts that the Church observes on these Sundays. These two Sundays could be seen as spin-offs from the enormous and foundational event we celebrate in the 50 days of Easter: the crucified Jesus being raised from the dead.
WE NEED A NEW WARDEN:
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COUNT THE COLLECTION (O.L.V.):
Please pray for Bill McDonnell who died recently. Our sympathy to his family.
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