Announcements (October 3, 1999)

1. Our two-bit collection today is for the American Life League. As we begin Respect Life Month we are encouraged to support organizations dedicated to human life. The American Life League headed by Judie Brown works diligently to defend the value of each of human being. Please be generous.

2. Due to the vacation of our parish secretary there is no bulletin this week or next. Please note the following special announcements.

3. Last Sunday's two-bit collection for the St. Martin de Porres received $518. This will be used to aid the homeless in Seattle.

4. An update on the donations for the Antonio Moreno family. A total of $1194 were donated plus some individuals checks made directly to his widow, Blanca Moreno. All this will be of great help for her in raising her five daughters.

5. Last Sunday's first collection totalled $8,706. This represents a 12% increase from the same time last year when $7,773 were given. We are most grateful for your response to the needs of our parish. Your Sacrificial Giving is very important at this time.

6. Kennedy High School students are selling chocolate bars from October 1 through October 6. Please encourage these students by your purchase.

7. Our parish Building Discernment Committee will meet this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ailbe House. Ross Youngs chairs the Committee. You may direct any suggestions or concerns to him or Fr. Bloom. Please keep the work of this important committe in your prayers.

8. As part of Respect Life Month there will be a Mass for Unborn Children next Saturday at 7 a.m. in Holy Family Church. The Mass is sponsored by Helpers of God's Precious Infants. Please attend this Mass to pray for unborn children, their parents and all who are involved in their care. The Mass will be followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and for those who wish a peaceful prayer vigil at Aradia Women's Center.

9. On October 16, Archbishop Brunett will celebrate here in Holy Family a Mass in honor of Our Lord of the Miracles. This is a Peruvian devotion and will be mainly in Spanish, but all are most cordially invited to participate in the Mass and procession. The Mass will begin at 10 a.m. in morning on Saturday, October 16.