Announcements (November 21, 1999)

1. The two-bit collection this Sunday is for Holy Family CYO Athletic Program. Your contributions will help enable our young people to participate in the Catholic Youth Organization sports program.

2. Please place your sign-up slips for Eucharistic Adoration in the same basket as the two-bit collection.

3. Thank you for your donations last Sunday for Operation Nightwatch. $447 were contributed for this important program.

4. As of Thursday, 181 people have filled out Sacrificial Giving pledges for a total of $146,588. If you have not yet filled out your Stewardship card, please do so and bring it next Sunday or drop it off at the parish office.

5. Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. this Thursday. Please plan on joining in this greatest prayer of Thanksgiving and bring with you canned/packaged food to donate to our parish St. Vincent de Paul. You are also encouraged to bring an item for your own Thanksgiving dinner which will be blessed at the conclusion of Mass.

6. Our Ladies Sodality Meeting and annual baby shower will be this Monday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Ailbe House.

7. Infant Baptism Classes will be Monday November 29 and December 6 at 7 p.m. If you have a child under 7 years of age that you wish to have baptized on December 12, please register for these classes by calling the parish office,.

Blessing of Holy Door symbol:

God our Father, you call us to reconciliation with you and our neighbor. Please bless this symbol which we will use as a reminder of the abundant grace you wish to pour out upon us through Jesus your Son. He is the door of our salvation. By the merits of your Son, forgive us our sins. May we enter through him and discover the fullness of life which you offer us. In you mercy bless us and this symbol of your constant love in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.