Announcements (July 13, 2003)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday is for school scholarships. Your contributions will help a deserving family send their child to our parish school.

2. Thank you for your donations last weekend toward paying off our boiler loan. $1444 were given in our seven weekend Masses.

3. If you made pledges or identifiable donations toward the purchase of the Bradley property (south of our parish parking lot) and did not receive a letter from Fr. Bloom, please let us know, also if there was an mistake regarding your pledge and/or donation. Thank you.

4. The first session of the summer Bible camp will begin the week after next, July 21-25, for children ages 6-12. For more information contact Mary Wells or the parish office.

5. Prayers for the teens who will be going on the retreat to Shaw Island this week.

6. Please put August 23 on your calendar - our annual parish picnic. If you can help with food, games and other activities, please call Betty Weller or Ann Witt.

7. Inquiry classes for adults or older children interested in joining the Catholic Church or returning to the faith, will begin on September 11. Please call Lin Fulwiler to register. Lin's number is in the bulletin.

8. We are forming a children's choir for our 5 p.m. Saturday evening Mass. Please contact Pat Waite (248-5678) for more information.

9. On the bulletin board I have posted a breakdown of income and expenses (not including school) for the past fiscal year. You are invited to take a look at that list and if you have any questions, please contact our parish bookkeeper, Vicente Bolisig, Administrator Tom Weber or myself. I will be giving a summary report later this month.

10. The Baptism Classes will be held this Monday and the following, July 14 and 21. Call the parish office or speak with Deacon Ted for more information.

11. Because of some very dedicated volunteers, we will resume Eucharistic Adoration from midnite to 6 a.m. this week. If there is a good response, we hope to be able to continue round the clock Eucharistic Adoration. Please contact Joe Vandermark or Betty Weller whose numbers are in the bulletin. You may also call the parish office.

12. Our Building Commission has made available architectural drawings and pictures regarding current needs and projections for the future. Please take a look and make any suggestion that you have.

13. Scrip will be available after the morning Masses. Scrip can be used to purchase gasoline, food and many other necessary items. It costs you nothing more and is a great way to support our school and parish.