November 22, 2020
“As I Walk this Way”
I would like to offer a note of gratitude to all our parishioners and partners for their efforts to keep our two churches and school clean and safe during these challenging times. Thank you to all those who serve our parishes as ministers of hospitality, especially ushers, greeters, sacristans, and extraordinary ministers of communion. Their generous services are examples of stewardship in action. Their service also reminds us of what we can all do to keep each other safe, namely wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth. Since the numbers of cases of COVID are on the rise in our community, we need to be diligent to do all we can to keep ourselves and one another safe. As a way of working toward the goal of maintaining our safety, I have decided to cancel the Advent Mission.
Please consider making your pledge to the CMA by Thanksgiving Day. Both of our parishes have made considerable strides in reaching their goal. Thank you to all who have given to this important appeal that benefits the operations of our two churches and Holy Cross School. It would be wonderful to have our goal nearly completed by Thanksgiving Day!
I am so excited for our shared Thanksgiving Mass THIS Thursday, November 26 at 9:00 AM, celebrated this year at Our Mother of Sorrows. This will be the first time we will have a joint Mass with parishioners from our two churches and all the members of our clergy team, Deacon Joe Placious, our two priests and senior priest. We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item to donate at the Mass.
On Thanksgiving Day it is fitting to come together as a community of faith to offer prayers of Thanksgiving to God for all the blessings we have received over the past year.
May the Lord continue to bless our parishes and our school.
Yours in Christ, Our Light,
Fr. William G. Coffas,
Pastor of Holy Cross + Our Mother of Sorrows
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