Happy Fall

Greetings;

Thank you to our Knights of Columbus Council for hosting the Red Cross blood drive in the church hall. Thank you also to those who donated blood, and saved lives!

We will begin our parish RCIA program in October. This informative program will help anyone interested in becoming Catholic by learning what it is we believe and why. Please let me know if you are interested in learning more about this; I will be happy to speak more about it with you.

Thank you to everyone who chipped in for a wonderful cook-out to kick-off the new Religious Education year. Thank you to Ronnie Comesana, who weeded the St. Francis’ garden, where the newly dedicated fountain is located; and to Eddie Rush and Marty Nastasia for their engineering capabilities in putting the fountain together.

The parish volunteer “cleaning” crew will meet for a “work day” this Saturday, October 6th at 9:30am until 1:30pm. We will prep the conference room for painting the walls and organize the two church kitchens downstairs. All are welcome to lend a hand. Just arrive wearing work clothes and perhaps gloves. If you have the time, please join us!

Next Sunday, our Knights of Columbus Council will host a parish Pancake Breakfast after the 10am Mass. Everyone is invited to come downstairs into the church hall for a delicious pancake breakfast and some fun. A free-will offering basket will be made available. All proceeds go to help our Knight’s council; who do so much for the parish and the community. Please join us next Sunday!

St. Francis’ Feast Day is October 4th, so, I will bless your pets this month, in a couple of weeks, on October 14th after the 10am Mass @ 11:10am in the church parking lot. Bring your pets, big or small!

If you recall, last Spring, our parishioner, Michael Wolowski left for the Marines, well, an update, he is doing fine, finished Boot Camp at Paris Island, spent the Summer in California for studies, and will be soon deployed. Thanks for your continued prayers for him and his family.

Have a Blessed Columbus Day Weekend and enjoy the Fall foliage!

Fr. Kneeland