Many beloved Grandparents and Grand-friends joined our students for a beautiful Mass at the Cathedral with Fr. Gahan on October 18th. The Mass was followed by tours of the school, shopping at the Book Fair and enjoying refreshments in the gym, and photos with grandchildren and grandparents or grand-friends outside of the cafeteria. Thank you to Pattie Varner and Tess Cassady (our photographers) and HASA for making the event such a special day for our students and all their Grand-people!
Why pray for those who have died ? Even when someone dies in a state of grace (that is, in a fundamentally sound relationship to God), there may still be excess spiritual "baggage" in his or her life. He/She may hold an unresolved grudge or they may yet struggle with jealousy. While these imperfections have not destroyed their relationship with God, they still are inhibiting factors which must be resolved prior to their complete enjoyment of life with God in Christ.
This year All Souls Day falls on a Saturday. Our tradition in the parish has always been to remember in a special way those members of out parish who have gone before us marked with the sign of Faith. Since this falls on a Saturday we will remember them at the 4:00 PM Mass.
Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. If you know of someone or you are interested in knowing about the Catholic Faith our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program and classes (from teenage years on up) began September 24. However, it is not too late to attend these inquiry classes. They take place in the school on the first floor at 6:00 pm.
Adopt a family for Christmas program sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul. Would you be willing to sponsor a family purchasing gifts for children under14? If so, please call Charles Dettmer (574)272-0905 before October 15.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (COGS) is an approach to religious formation designed to meet the developmental needs of the child ages 3 through 12 years old. It is rooted in sacred scripture and liturgy of the church. Children gather in an "atrium," a room specially prepared for them, which contains beautiful materials that they use to ponder the mysteries of the faith. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes offer children a hands-on approach to learning more about their faith while inviting them into deeper relationship with God.