We were happy to see so many of our college students home for the holidays. We hope they enjoyed their “respite” from their studies, and as they head back to school we extend our prayerful best wishes for the new semester.
The 9th Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday, February 1st, at the parish center. Grade 9 students will be selling tickets in January and we are always looking for “chefs” to participate. If you would like to enter a “special dish” please sign up in the vesting room or call the Faith Formation office at 508-824-9021. We hope to see you all there!
The poinsettias that have decorated the Church during the Christmas Season will be available for adoption. They will be placed in the Church basement on Monday, January 13th. Please give them a good home!!
I will be on retreat from Sunday evening (1/12) until Saturday morning (1/18). Each year a priest is required to make a retreat. I will admit to you this is a requirement I am happy to keep! Many folks wonder what a priest does on retreat. For the week I will be spending time in quiet prayer and reflection. There will be daily Mass and I will be meeting with a retreat director once a day. But for the most part, I will be in silence, which is a welcome gift. While a retreat is not a vacation it certainly is more restful than one. Please keep me in your prayers this week as I will certainly keep you in mine.