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Just a few housekeeping items. Just a reminder that the church is open from 6 am until 6 pm every day except Sunday when we lock all the doors after the 11am Mass. The north doors are open all day (Monday thru Saturday) for those who wish to come in and make a visit. Just one thing will change as we have had some vandalism in the restrooms during the weekdays. Consequently, we will lock them in the morning after confessions at 8 a.m. and unlock them for Mass in the afternoons. Please do not send small children unattended to the restroom during Mass. After the Mass we have found the sinks stuffed with paper and the water left on or rolls of toilet paper undone and all over the floors. It is great to see all the children in Church on the weekends, however respect for the church building is important.

A note to Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Servers: Please do your best to find a substitute if you cannot be at the Mass you are assigned. I realize it is summer, however all our ministries continue and you are vital participants in the Mass. Thanks for giving this special attention.

This weekend we celebrate the beautiful Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. All of our Eucharistic Ministers will be recommissioned at the Masses this weekend. The gift of the Body and Blood of Christ and our great privilege of receiving Him through the Eucharistic meal is unfathomable. A reminder that we have Eucharistic Adoration every Saturday morning from 11 am until 12 noon with confessions available and on Wednesday evenings following the 5:30 Mass until 7 PM. These are wonderful opportunities to come and spend quiet time with the Lord in a most special way.

Special thanks to all who keep up their contributions that were pledged one year ago. Your generosity is so important in keeping the parish running and us being able to keep up with the upkeep of these older buildings. If you can increase your offertory giving it would be greatly appreciated. We are called on by God to be good stewards and we are asked to answer that call.

Thanks, and have a great week. Pray for summer weather.
-Father Terry