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From The Pastor's Desk - November 10, 2010

Dear Parishioners,

Beginning this weekend, a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese, Rev. Mr. David Christensen, will assist at a couple of Masses each month, either at the 5:00 P.M. Saturday Mass or the 9:00 A.M. Sunday Mass. He will be helping me with some of the matters that only a priest or deacon is allowed to do, such as changing and purifying the ciborium in the tabernacle, which should be done every couple of weeks (numerous consecrated particles of the host accumulate over time and with my gluten allergy I am not able to consume the amount that accumulates, so Archbishop Lucas asked me to have a deacon do this for me). I ask you, thus, to give Dave and his wife Linda a warm welcome when they are present here at St. Joseph with us. Please keep Dave and Linda in your prayers, specifically that Dave will be able to find employment since he lost his job several months ago.

With our nation having observed Veterans’ Day this last week, we salute and ask God to bless all who have served our country in the Armed Forces, especially those who are members of our parish. Thank you for the contribution that you have made to our nation’s well-being and security. Also, let us remember in our prayers all who are serving our country currently in the Armed Forces, especially praying for the safety of those who are currently deployed in  dangerous assignments, such as those who are in Afghanistan and Iraq. I ask that you place the names of parishioners, family members, and anyone else you know who is currently serving in the Armed Forces on the sheets that have been placed on the tables in the entrance of the Church so that we as a parish know for whom in particular to offer prayers.

Finally, I and the parish council will soon be presenting to the parish the proposed plan for renovating the church sanctuary as well as a plan for other proximate and future needs in terms of facilities for the parish, especially such a thing as the addition of classrooms, which are sorely needed for our religious education
(CCD) program. So, continue to keep all of this in your prayers that we will accomplish this all for God’s glory and the benefit of the spiritual good of all of us here at St. Joseph, especially for the education and formation of our children and youth in our magnificent Catholic Faith.


Have a great week. God bless,
Fr. Gutowski

This Week

Prayer Intention for the Week
For the sick: Joyce Cockerill, Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin, Dorothy Foged.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH
Sat., Dec. 9, Springfielder at Heart Dinner
Sun., Dec. 10, Christmas Open House 3 – 5 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 13, RE, 6:15 P.M.