Announcements (June 8, 2003)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday will be for Holy Family School Scholarship Fund. Your contributions will help a child from a poorer family attend our parish school. Thank you for your donations last weekend for purchase of property south of our main parking lot. $1372 were donated in our seven weekend Masses. On the bulletin boards, you will see an updated list of those who pledged for the lot. To date 191 parishioners have donated or pledged a total of $64,790. (Total cost: $119 thousand) Please make sure your name is on the list. If there is any error, please notify our parish office.

2. This Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. we will have the Baccalaureate Mass and a 7 p.m. the graduation ceremony for eighth graders of Holy Family School. All are welcome to attend.

3. Holy Family Parish will again this summer sponsor a Bible Camp for children ages 6-12. There will be two sessions. Please see the bulletin for more information and the phone number of Mary Wells.

4. From July 14-18, we will have a retreat on Shaw Island for teens 13-15 years old. Brochures for the youth retreat and for the Summer Bible Camp are available at the church entrances.

5. We have begun the procurement drive for next year's School Auction. Please see the bulletin for how you can help.

6. The Novena to St. Peregrine, patron saint of those whose lives have been touched by cancer, AIDS and other serious illness will begin this Monday, June 9, at Blessed Sacrament. The Novena Masses will be at 7:30 p.m.

7. Adults or older children interested in joining the Catholic Church or returning to the faith, please call Lin Fulwiler for to register. Lin's number is in the bulletin.

8. The Bible Study/Rosary Prayer Group continues to meet every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

9. Baptism classes will be held this Monday evening and the following at 7 p.m. Please call Fr. Ramon to register.

10. We are signing up children for C.Y.O. Soccer. Please call Holy Family School for full information. It is not necessary to be a student at Holy Family to participate.

11. The Parish Blood Drive will be on Tuesday, June 24 from 1 to 7 p.m. Please call Helene Romero for more details.

12. We will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on June 15 and July 20. You can preorder by calling the parish office. The profits will be used for our Annual Parish Picnic.

13. As part of our fiftieth anniversary observance, this Sunday at 10 a.m. in the school hall the Building Commission of our parish council will give a presentation on current state of our buildings and the possibilities for a multi-purpose facility (gymnasium, auditorium, classrooms, etc.). the Building Commission has been working with Architect Kevin Broderick to assess the current needs and make some projections for the future. Please plan on attending this presentation.

14. As you can see in the bulletin, we have received 339 pledges for the Annual Catholic Appeal, totalling $39,792. We are getting closer to our parish goal of $70,000. This will enable us to meet our archdiocesan goal of $54,908 and receive a $15 thousand rebate which we will use toward the purchase of the property on the south end of the main parking lot. If you have not yet filled out your pledge envelope, please do so this week. Drop it by the rectory or place it in next Sunday's collection.

15. 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.