Father's Bulletin Letter 9.5.21

Sep 02, 2021


Next Sunday begins our Annual Eucharistic Devotions! Following the 11:00am Mass on Sunday, September 12th, and continuing day and night through to Evening Prayer on September 14th, at 7:00pm, our Eucharistic Lord will be exposed on our altar for adoration, thanksgiving and reparation. In order to do this, we need a minimum of two people to adopt each hour, for Our Lord cannot be exposed in the Church without someone present. Having at least two people signed up helps assure that there will be someone there to honor our Lord and it is always nice to have at least one other person in the church at all times. Sign-up sheets are on the altar rail in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.

Please consider adopting an hour. And do we ever need prayer as we seem to be entering into a new season of COVID concerns. Of course, if you are unable to adopt a full hour or cannot commit to a specific hour, come any time, early and often, and spend as much time as you can with the One who loves you so deeply.


MASKS: This weekend you will find signs on the doors sent to us from the diocese and posted at the request of the Bishop to please consider wearing masks. On page seven in the bulletin you will find a full-page letter from Bishop Malesic explaining why he has sent these signs and why he is asking you to consider wearing masks. At the moment, there are no further instructions. The only mandates that are still held over from last year concern offering the Precious Blood at Communion and the Sign of Peace. For the present, please keep your parish in your prayers that we might not be faced with what we dealt with last year. St. Sebastian, patron saint to invoke against contagious diseases, pray for us and for this parish which is under your care.

LABOR DAY: This coming Monday is Labor Day. Mass on this day will be at 9:00am. The parish offices will be closed.

LIVE STREAMING: We could use a couple more people to help with the live streaming of the Mass on certain days during the week. It isn’t difficult! You would just need to show up a few minutes early, turn on the equipment, push a few buttons and then turn it off after Mass. A person on the St. Gabriel Ministry team will show you exactly what to do. If you can help the homebound of our parish experience Mass, please let Cathy Sivec know at 330-836-2233 and she will pass your name along.

PIANO: Charlie, the seminarian who lived with us over the summer, sent this message which I relay on to you: “The new music director at the seminary is looking for a concert piano, she says preferably a Steinway. She said to be on the lookout for anyone who uses theirs as furniture and wants to get rid of it.” It’s worth a shot! If you think you have one that might be of use to the seminary, please let me know and I’ll pass the information along to Charlie.

God bless,

Fr. Valencheck