Announcements (November 11, 2007)

1. Again this Sunday – in order to focus on parish Stewardship - we have no two-bit collection. We ask each of you to become a Pledge Parishioner by filling out the Stewardship sheet - even If you are only able to fill out the Stewardship of Time section. We do not automatically renew financial pledges from the previous year. By filling out the financial pledge, you help Fr. Bloom and the Parish Council in its planning process – and you give a witness and encouragement to others. You may mail your pledge sheet, drop it off at the parish office or place it in next Sunday’s collection. Thank you for taking this important step. In today’s bulletin you will find more information and some good news regarding parish Stewardship.

2. Speaking of good news, in his column Principal Glen Lutz reports that our school enrollment has now reached 240 students. You can inquire about Holy Family School at any time by calling the school office.

3. This week we will have funerals for three deceased parishioners: On Tuesday at 11 a.m. the funeral of Sophie Beyers, Wednesday at 10 a.m. – Alfredo Santillan and Friday at 11 a.m. Helen McGinley. You are invited to support fellow parishioners in their time of loss by attending one or all of these funeral Masses.

4.. Mark Shea – a popular Catholic speaker – will be here this coming Saturday, November 17, for a presentation on The Book of the Apocalypse and Interpretation of Scripture. The presentation will take place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Tice Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity

5. The Knights of Columbus will be offering a Pancake, French Toast and Sausage Breakfast this Sunday morning. Come to the parish hall right after Mass for a delicious breakfast.

6. Tickets for the Thanksgiving Raffle are for sale in the vestibule. This raffle will benefit our parish St. Vincent de Paul in their service to the poor of our neighborhoods. Prizes include a complete Thanksgiving dinner and $50 gift certificates at Bed and Bath.

7. St. Martha’s Sodality continues the sale of Christmas Wreathes. You may place your order in the vestibule or by calling a Sodality member.

8. The movie Bella is coming to Seattle this Friday. It comes highly recommended. Let Hollywood know that you want quality, family-friendly movies by attending this inspiring and critically acclaimed film.

9. This Sunday’s bulletin contains information First Communion Classes, Young Adults Bible Study, an Annual Appeal Update – and much more. Please be sure to take home a copy.