Announcements (December 16, 2007)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday is for the Mary Bloom Center. The Mary Bloom Center is a medical clinic and education center, named for Fr. Bloom’s mother. Your contributions will help needy families in a very poor area of Peru. Thank you for your support.

2. On December 29 our Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive. Please see the bulletin announcement for further information.

3. In the vestibule you see an update on this year’s response to parish Stewardship drive. There is still time to turn in your commitment sheet. Also there is information and envelopes on our parish Capital Campaign for those who are considering a year-end donation.

4. If you ordered a Christmas wreath, you may pick it up in the walkway between the church and rectory – right after Mass.

5. At the entrances of the church you will find an article by Bishop Chaput on The Golden Compass movie. He explains what parents should know about this anti-Christian movie and the series of books it is based on. Fr. Bloom has additional information in his bulletin column.

6. All boys, 10 years and up, who want to become altar servers are invited to a practice this Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the church. New and returning altar servers will be meet at 5:30 p.m. Free pizza afterwards! Please see the bulletin for more information.

7. This week’s bulletin has the schedule for Christmas Masses. Please also consider attending Simbang Gabi Masses. The full schedule is in the bulletin. There is one Mass change – the Latin Mass will be celebrated Tuesday evening at 8:30, not 5:30. Please be sure to take home a bulletin for important information about parish activities. Thank you.