September 6th message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners and Friends Near and Far,

Hope you are staying healthy and safe!

Last Saturday at the 4:00 p.m. Mass, we centered our attention on the children and their families preparing for this school year. During my homily I used a few stuffed animals to get my theological points across. The final animal was a tall giraffe which I placed on the altar. A parishioner the next day mentioned I should’ve had a mask on the giraffe. Darn it! I didn’t think of that! Some people have told me that this virus is causing some depression. That is understandable as we can’t visit or travel or hug as usual. I call it the “pandemic blues.” Of course, some of the greatest “made in America” music is the blues. Surely some goodness will come out of all this someday.

I recently added a couple of new books to my reading assignment: “Sleep – Your Brain, Body, and a Better Night’s Rest. It is by National Geographic. It explains everything you need to know about a good night’s sleep. The second book, “Blessed Mother: How to Follow, Share, and Defend Mary in the World of Social Media.”  It is written by a famous Catholic author, Tommy Tighe, who writes for Our Sunday Visitor. He speaks of developing and maintaining your relationship with Our Lady. This inexpensive paperback covers lots about Mary: songs, prayers, rosary, apparitions, and saints with special devotion to Her. Tuesday, September 8 is Mary’s birthday. This is why we have Eucharistic Devotions this Sunday after 10:30 a.m. Mass with the closing at 5:00 p.m. You are invited! Our parish is dedicated to the Blessed Mother and She invites you to talk with Her Son. And of course we should also listen more.

The masonry company is finished with the work on our church. We paid the bill of $18,810. Please continue to support our parish especially during these difficult times.

A little weekend humor:

Why do eggs come in a flimsy styrofoam container and batteries come in a package only a chainsaw can open?

A woman and her husband went grocery shopping with masks. Got home, took off masks, brought home wrong husband! Stay alert people!

With Him and His Mom,
Father Bob