We had our Sweet Treat/Meet and Greet for the students on our campus in Holy Cross Academy this past Sunday. As I mentioned before, we have 79 pre-school students in four classrooms and109 students, Kg through 5th on our campus this school year. The students and their parents got a chance to meet their new teachers, bring their supplies and say, “Hello,” to their former teachers in the lower grades. All those who attended were treated to an ice cream.
The building is ready and the teachers were excited for the start of another year of formation in the Faith. I know Ms. Abkemeier, our principal, is ready, too. Most of the children I saw were excited to be back in the school building, but I have to admit there were a few who were not all that thrilled. That was me when I was 10 years old, too. Thank you for your support of Catholic education.
The All School Mass has been changed from Monday mornings to Wednesday mornings for those of you who are daily communicants. We are resuming our Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 11am Sunday Mass and if anyone is interested in helping out with this ministry, we would welcome your assistance. Contact me at the rectory,
if you are interested.
The Knights of Columbus are a Catholic faith-based fraternal organization engaged in charity work (local and global in scope) and Life Insurance programs. From the moment of their founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. The Bishop Du Bourg Council of the Knights of Columbus at St. George remain true to the founding principles of their organization: charity, unity and fraternity. If you are interested in joining forces with this dedicated group of men who do so much good for our parish and the Church, please contact me at the rectory. I have invited the Knights of Columbus to come to St. Dominic Savio and speak about their charitable efforts and the benefits that come from being a Knight.
Many of you participate in our parish’s online giving program. Your generous giving is appreciated by so many and helps our parish carry on the work Jesus gave us. To help us maintain and grow this mission, our parish is in the process of transitioning from ParishPay to WeShare, a new online giving tool. WeShare makes it easier than ever for you to manage your online contributions and will save our parish time and money.
To make this transition as seamless as possible for those of you who participate in the online giving program and to ensure our records are up-to-date, we need a few minutes of your help. Please visit our parish website, click the ParishPay link, and log into your online giving account. Review your contact information, address, payment method, and current giving for accuracy. Make any necessary changes and that’s it. If you run into any issues accessing your account, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-950-9952, and select Option One.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us!
Fr. Paul J. Rothschild