February 14, 2016
An Evening Daily Mass will be offered 5:30 PM each Wednesday starting this week, February 17th. This will be a short daily Mass with just 2 readings that lasts less than 30 minutes. We plan to have the 5:30 PM Mass consistently on all Wednesdays at least through Lent. Hopefully the response will be sufficient to make this a permanent part of our schedule. During LIFE nights, people will be able to attend Mass and still make it to the dinner that starts serving at 5:45 PM. We also will continue to celebrate Mass for Harvest House on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM.
Stations and Soup will be every Friday of Lent (except Good Friday) at 6:00 PM. We start by praying the Stations of the Cross together and then we share a simple meal of Soup and Salad together in the Social Space. We use a different version of the Stations each week that allows us to connect Jesus passion with our lives.
The 2016 Annual Fund materials will be sent out this week. The funds will provide for several projects. First, we need to re-stain and seal the Ville floor including the entrance. The last 10 years of use have worn off almost all of the stain and sealer. So we plan to refinish the floor and touch up some of the walls that have minor damage. Second, we plan to build a 24 x 30 foot storage shed north of the Ville. We need more 1st floor storage space for everything from ladders to tables and chairs to volleyball nets and other equipment for the youth and other groups. The youth have asked for things like tables and chairs to use outside and my primary struggle has been the problem of storing additional equipment. Hopefully, this shed will solve many of those problems as well as replace the existing small shed that needs more repairs than it is worth. Third, we plan to re-stripe the parking lot. Finally, we will continue pay off the loan for the heating and air system for the north side of the building. Hopefully, we can count on your continued support to maintain our beautiful building and to add storage space to support our parish ministries.