June 24, 2017

Reminder: On July 25 a special speaker dealing with forgiveness will be at Saint Maurice. Forgiveness is something that is hard to understand, to offer others and most especially to give to ourselves. Our parish will host a truly remarkable opportunity to better understand forgiveness. On
July 25, at 7:00 PM in the Church, Saint Maurice will be hosting internationally known speaker Captain Guy Gruters. Guy was an Air Force pilot and a POW. As a result of being shot down over North Vietnam he was captured and spent five years as a POW in six different POW camps, twice kept in the famous Hanoi Hilton. While in the camps, he experienced a thorough conversion experience and was able to forgive his enemy. You may
have seen Guy on EWTN where he has appeared on three separate occasions. He brings to us a powerful and much needed message. Mark your calendar for July 25 and invite your friends; this will be a talk you definitely do not want to miss.

Lenten Collection Update: During Lent the Worship Committee sponsored a loose change collection to help purchase new altar cloths. The collection brought in $276. After searching through numerous catalogues but not finding the perfect fit, the committee decided to meet with a religious goods representative. Last week that person was on campus to measure our altar and provide us with many options. Currently, we are in the design and pricing stage of this project and have another meeting scheduled for later next week. Soon, your generosity will be visible upon the most important table we share, the altar of our Lord.

Tabernacle Lamp: As you know, our tabernacle lamp burns for a week in memory or honor of someone’s special intention. Each week we post the name of the intention in the bulletin and we also have it shown throughout the week on our video message board so that our entire faith community can join in praying for this special intention. This remembrance has been very well received. In fact, there are only four weeks of this year that have not been taken: October 22-28, November 12-18, November 26-December 2 and December 3-9. If you are interested in sponsoring this lamp during one of those weeks, please see the Welcome Desk attendant. The cost for the Tabernacle Lamp is $25.

Mission Week Thank you: Thank you for remembering our Mission Week participants in your prayers. In the near future, we will have personal reflections from our youth who attended so that you can learn about the impact this week had in their lives. It is always a moving experience to be with young Catholics who are not only growing in the faith but also alive with an authentic love of Christ. It truly inspires me and rejuvenates my soul to see such a witness.

Concrete Work: Thank you for your patience and understanding as we undertake the job of patching and replacing our sidewalks and stairs. This is a job that has been a long time coming and there is still so much more to do. I am amazed at the size of our campus….it seems we can never get ahead of the weeds, the broken concrete, the potholes, and water leaks. But thankfully we know that Church is about people and love, not bricks and mortar. Thank you for helping to make our campus a place of welcome so others can experience the goodness of our people and the love we have to share.

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