Just an update on what is happening here at OLC. I am feeling better and thanks for all the prayers and well wishes that you sent over the last couple weeks. Masses are still being live streamed, but you are welcome to reserve a seat for one of the Masses on the weekend. This will continue unti the diocese and the health department deem it safe to open the church to more regular attendance. Hopefully the vaccine will help bring back some normalcy.
I also want to thank you for your generous support of the parish during this time. I know that you have your expenses that need to be paid, but your giving has allowed us to keep our bills paid. Whether through on-line giving, mailing or dropping off your envelopes, this has been a blessing and I want to thank you. Please keep it up.
The envelopes, calendars and Missalettes are being distributed in the parish hall on the following dates:
January 9 and January 16 from 10:00 – 12:00
Masks and social distancing will be required.
We recently mailed a copy of this letter along with a letter and ticket for our Bunny Bucks Raffle. Our Merry Money Raffle was a total success and raised much needed funds. Please support our Bunny Bucks Raffle. (if you can) The success of this will depend on your support! If you are in need of extra tickets, they are available in the Ministry Center.
Lastly, we have a number of activities planned for the upcoming months – please check out our event tab for days, dates, time – but as a sneak peak….Virtual Basket Auction in February, Fish Fry / Shrimp Dinner in March and a possible Virtual Meat Raffle.
Please stay safe, wear your mask and pray that God may bring an end to the Pandemic with the development and use of vaccines so that we may return to a vibrant parish
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We received $11,288.68 for our July 2020 payment from Upon This Rock. It continues to be very important that pledges are honored so we will continue to receive future payments.
We replaced the entrance to the old rectory and the outside basement door to the old rectory. We also updated the old rectory as it is now the OLC Convent for the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was necessary to purchase appliances and update most areas with 21st century appeal. The old rectory is charming, the woodwork is beautiful but the updates were needed!
We are hopeful with future money to continue to work on our wish list: painting the interior of the church, repairing the back parking lot, new windows for the school, chairs for the parish hall. There is and always will be a need to upgrade and /or improve our complex.
Once again, your continued support is critical to Our Lady of Czestochowa – thank you for your support to Upon This Rock.
~ Father Gary
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– Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-11)