The Pastor’s Corner
                      Third Sunday of Easter 
                            April 30, 2017
     
 “Stewardship is a spiritual way of life that defines who we are in relationship to God

And everyone and everything we ever encounter”.

Dear Folks,

“Responsible Stewardship & Your Legacy Dollars at Work”

            In the weeks ahead, we want to share with you how your generosity to our Legacy Appeal is being put to work.  By addressing  specific needs of the parish, we hope to update our facilities and continue to respond to the needs of our people.

            For instance, we often have 3-5 meetings occurring simultaneously in the evenings.  This past Wednesday we had meetings of the Legacy Commission meeting in the Anniversary Room, Bible Study in the main office, and the RCIA group in the lobby of the church.  There have been times when we’ve also needed to make us of the cry room.  This says nothing of the many meetings that take place in classrooms of the school or in the PLC of the school.  

            Thanks to your generosity through the Legacy appeal we will be moving forward with a number of projects to alleviate the shortage of meeting space.  In the past two weeks, we began reorganizing the garage in an effort get it ready for renovation as an additional meeting space.  This coming week, we will be making a final decision on a moveable wall for the former anniversary room.  The moveable wall will allow us to have approximately half of our funeral dinners in a more intimate setting.  It will also diminish the number of times that the school will need to adjust their schedule and arrangements to enable funeral dinners to take place in the PLC.  In the summer and during break times we will be able to have Coffee & Donuts in the office area.  Also, we will now have 3 separate spaces for the three age groups sharing in the Children’s liturgy at the 11 am mass. 

            Thus far, all the work has been done by parish volunteers.  Your financial generosity to our Legacy Appeal has paid for the materials.  Many thanks to all! 

            Fr. Steve

Goings On

Special Masses: – Next Friday – Special School VIP Mass at 10 am (No mass at 8:30 am).
                                      Next Weekend – First Eucharist Mass at 1 pm, Saturday, May 6
                                                                     Franklin College Mass at 7 pm, Sunday, May 7

 Needed: A moveable outdoor storage building.  We’re making preparations to renovate the garage into additional meeting space.  We will need to store some of the items (hoes, rakes, etc.,) currently in the garage in a separate moveable storage building.  Let me know if you have one you could lend or donate to the church.

 Continuing Education of Priests - Fr. Marty Peter will be here this weekend of April 29 & 30 while I am away for a continuing ed workshop.  I’ll be leaving on Friday afternoon and returning on Sunday.

 


Legacy – “Do One More Thing for Your St. Rose Family
by Volunteering for our Parish Work Day on June 3.

 

 



Stewardship

 April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter

 

As today’s gospel reveals, the first meal shared with the risen Lord happened in a place called Emmaus. Perhaps there is no better time to reflect on this story than in those prayerful moments at Mass when we return to our place after receiving Holy Communion. Those few moments give us an opportunity to reflect on our stewardship of Christ’s presence within us. We have a chance to practice hospitality by inviting Jesus into our hearts to walk and talk with us about our own Emmaus journey. We can relive once again the time when he broke bread for the disciples. And just as they did, we too can recognize Christ in this meal we have just shared with others.

 

 “Our inherited Catholic Legacy is what our Catholic forebears have done for us.

Our stewardship is the means by which we will hand on our Catholic Legacy to those who will follow after us.”


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