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Festival Newsletter - May
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, plans for the Parish Festival are in full swing. So many exciting things are going on!! Pierogi making schedule - the sign-up sheet for volunteers is located in the church vestibule. As you are aware, making pierogi for a 2 day festival is a big project. Please consider donating a few hours of your time. Weekend and evening hours are available. Even if you have never made pierogi before, your hands can be put to good use. It is a great opportunity to learn and socialize.
Raffle tickets will be mailed to all parishioners this month. Please place your returns in the collection basket in an envelope clearly marked FESTIVAL RAFFLE. If you require more tickets, you can contact the rectory, or Paula and Gene Niksa at 508-248-4237. We are very excited to bring the big prize raffle back to the Festival. We will be looking for teams of volunteers to sell raffle tickets in shifts at Park n Shop and Marty's in June/July. An announcement will be made when we have firm dates for those sales. We will also be looking for people to sell tickets at the Festival. Shift sign ups will be posted as the festival draws near.
NEW THIS YEAR!!
Country Gift Basket Raffle - we are combining the Country Store and Special Gifts in to one booth this year!!! We will be accepting donations of Gift Baskets to be raffled off as prizes. This will be presented and explained to all parishioners at a weekend Mass in June and a sign up sheet will be in the church vestibule. Individuals, or groups of individuals, can put together a gift basket for the raffle. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parishioners who are pulling together to make this 2 day festival a success. One person cannot do it alone - it is with the help of many, many willing hands and minds that an event like this takes place. Your historical knowledge of festivals past and your dedication to your parish is gift, not taken lightly. Thank you all for making the Chairman's job a little easier!! Next Festival Meeting is Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
My Dear Parishioners,
Pope Francis has announced an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy beginning on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December, and ending on the feast of Christ the King, November, 20, 2016. The aim of the Holy Year is to proclaim and to receive the loving mercy of God, who is rich in mercy. This is very fitting for us during the terrible turmoil that is corrupting our world today. We can do our part by restoring harmony and peace between our families, friends, between churches and society. God has created us in His image and likeness, and wants us to be one with Him. He calls sinners, you and me, and wants us to change and be free from sin.
As your pastor, I wish to thank you for my first official year with you at Saint Andrew Bobola. Your generosity, hard work and faith have made this past twelve months a blessing. Along with our Finance Committee members, I am pleased to provide you with our annual financial report. Over the last year, we have made improvements to our parish through the generosity and hard work of our parishioners. I personally have seen the growth and development of our various ministries and an expansion of our social events that have welcomed new members to our parish community and brought existing members closer together. I thank God for the tremendous blessing of all of you in our parish family and pray that we continue to grow together in our faith, hope and charity.