From Father Walsh…. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to a farewell breakfast in our parish hall for our own Lori Hommerding and her husband, Mark, next Sunday, December 4th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. We are deeply saddened that they are leaving us, but Mark has been transferred to the Little Falls area by his company, and they have already purchased their new home there.
We are deeply indebted to them both, and above all to Lori who has been a top notch parish secretary for our two parishes for 12 years. She was extraordinarily competent, and her people skills were outstanding. And I will miss her for her professionalism and the great joy she brought with her to work.
November is traditionally the month for remembering our deceased friends and relatives, beginning with the Feasts of All Souls until the 1st Sunday of Advent. Please enter the names of your loved ones in the Book of Remembrance near the baptismal fountain. Each day we remember them in our intercessory prayer.
A GREAT CAUSE – CAN YOU HELP? The Salvation Army does a huge amount of good in our Cook County for the poor and needy. But they can only do so with our help. On Saturday, December 3rd, I’ll be ringing that bell outside Johnson Foods, starting at 9:00 a.m. It would be great if we had bell-ringer coverage from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Can you help? If you can, would you call the parish office and let me know the time that would work best for you, and we’ll set up a schedule.
Religious Education Teacher Needed: I am looking for someone to teach the 6th/7th grade Religious Education class from January 4th - April 26th. Class meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. If interested, please contact Sharon Dorr at 387-1438 or DRE@stjohns-holyrosary.org.
The Giving Tree Watch for our Giving Tree. Advent is a time of preparation, is a time of giving. Select a tag from our tree and purchase a gift card for fuel or food from our local merchants: return the gift cards to the boxes by the tree, by December 21, 2016. Father Walsh will distribute these to those in need throughout all of 2017.