This year we will not start a new Confirmation class (high-school age) due to low interest and number of students. Parents with children for First Communion (grades 1 through 3) are asked to inquire with the parish office after August 15. As per diocesan guidelines, Confirmation and First Communion are two year programs.
Soon, all registered parishioners will receive an open letter from me with the theme above. It is about us, as a parish, where we have been, where we are and where are we going. The main purpose it to lay out an agenda on our future planning: where do we want to be years from now, what kind of church and community we want for our children and our children’s children. I know that most of you are on vacation already but this open letter will be available on our website as well. It will be good for us during the summer to ponder and pray about us, being the local church here in the Valley, and being part of the bigger, universal Church. Families plan ahead for vacations, retirement and so forth; we as a church should plan ahead as well. We need everyone who cares and loves our little church to be part of process. — Fr. Emil
Unfortunately we don’t have enough children as altar-servers at all Masses. In an effort to improve our liturgies, I am renewing my invitation to all adults in the parish to serve as acolytes. This ministry of service will include the sacristan role of preparing for Mass, serving at the altar and preparing the altar for the Eucharist and Communion. Send me an email if you are interested to become an adult acolyte.Training will be offered at the date/time of your choosing. Parents can be adult acolytes and children can serve as altar-servers at the same time!
In September we will start our RCIA program. While this program is primarily for those who would like to become Catholic, it is also open for Catholics especially those who have been away from the Church. Thus, non-Catholics and Catholics are all welcome. Pray over and let us know if you, or a family member, or a friend are interested.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:00 am
Saturday (Vigil): 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:15 am
First Sunday of month, Spanish Mass: 6:00 pm
Holy Days: as announced
Reconciliation: Saturday at 3:30 pm,
and by appointment.
Office hours: Wed. - Fri., 9:00 am - 1:00 pm,
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hope's Pantry: Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ministry Rosters and Schedules
Hope’s Pantry & Boutique need:
- Canned food, canned fruit, boxed cereal
- Pasta, pasta sauce, rice, beans
- Clean and usable clothing, shoes, especially jeans and work clothes
- Blankets, sleeping bags