Father's Bulletin Letter 7.11.21

Jul 08, 2021


There are days that I think there is something sinister about our air conditioning system. It has been running just fine, checked every day because we know there are problems. And then we hit the triple dog dare of a hot day, a weekend and a federal holiday. There was a power surge Saturday morning and as a result, which I am sure that you noticed, we had no air-conditioning for the weekend. No amount of button pushing, switch switching or just plain kicking the thing could get it up to go to work. 

By the time you read this, things should be well in hand already and the theory is we should be cool in church again. In better news, as of last Friday I was informed that we had achieved 103% of our Heart of the Shepherd Campaign goal! Thank you! Awesome! This means a couple of things for us. Firstly, it means that we will eventually pay for new air conditioning in the church! In fact, we would have seen work taking place on the project already except that supply chain difficulties caused by the recent pandemic has caused a delay in our installation. Your prayers are kindly requested in this endeavor.

The other bit of good news is that for every dollar given to the Heart of a Shepherd campaign over our goal, 80% returns to the parish while 20% still goes toward supporting the seminarians, newly ordained and retired priests.


SEMINARIAN: Speaking of seminarians, a second young man of our parish has been accepted into a seminarian program this summer. This is a “pre-seminarian” year of discernment for Mr. David Beatty who is looking into the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign High Priest! I want to thank him publicly for looking into service as a priest in the Church. Please keep him and all who are looking into or actively pursuing a religious or priestly vocation.

MULL AVENUE: Just a reminder that, as you read in the Thursday Angelus Letter, there will be a city meeting concerning Mull Avenue at Forest Lodge this Wednesday the 14th, at 6:00pm. The meeting is designed for those residents who live on the street who will be assessed for the work, but the meeting is open to the public.

BRICK STREET JAZZ AND WINE FESTIVAL: The St. Sebastian Brick Street Jazz and Wine Festival is coming up Thursday, July 22nd. Tickets are on sale now. You can order tickets online on our website. REGISTER FOR THE PARISH: If you are not registered at St. Sebastian Parish, you can do so during business hours (M-F 8:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-1:00pm) or online through our website. If you are unsure if you are registered, if you are not receiving mailings from the parish, we may not have you on record. Please call the rectory office if you have any questions.

God bless,

Fr. Valencheck