Announcements (September 3, 2006)

1. Our two-bit collection is for the Mary Bloom Center. Your donations will help needy children and families in Peru. The Mary Bloom Center is a medical clinic and educational center located in southern Peru. Your contributions are deeply appreciated.

2. The Altar Server Pizza Party is this Thursday at 5:30. Boys who are interested in becoming servers are invited to attend this training and pizza party.

3. This Thursday also First Thursday of September. Frs. Bloom and Velasco will be available for confessions from 6 to 8 p.m.

4. Only one week remains before the beginning of Catholic Scripture Studies. I would like to ask those who participated during the past two years to raise their hands. For more information, you can talk with one of them or see the bulletin announcement.

5. As you will see in Mr. Lutz’ column, Holy Family School beings this Wednesday, September 6. Please read “School News” for full information.

6. Next weekend our second collection is for Build Hope. Please see the bulletin flier for an explanation of specific services which this collection supports.

7. Also next Sunday our Knights of Columbus will offer the first breakfast for this school year. The breakfast is also an opportunity to see our new ground level hall - and the renovated upper hall. The following weekend St. Martha’s Sodality will host an Open House for all parishioners. Please take home a bulletin for more information about parish activities.