Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Only a few things to cover in this email, but some big news, too!
New PSR Coordinator
Please join me in welcoming our new PSR Coordinator, Maria Miloscia! She brings a great love for Christ and his Church, and a passion for helping families know, love, and live the faith. I know the interviewing team was impressed by her, and I’m confident she’ll quickly become a part of our parish family. Please keep her in your prayers during the next few weeks of transition… and, of course, please keep Marya in your prayers as she retires from the position after many long, fruitful years in the role. We are grateful for her wisdom, passion, experience, and guidance.
Meet ‘n Greet BBQ
We’ll be serving up some hot dogs and hamburgers (and chips, condiments, and soda) on Saturday from 10a to 12 Noon in the gravel lot. On me.
Maria will also be there, so if you’d like to meet the new PSR Coordinator, stop on by, introduce yourself and help her feel welcome!
Parking Lot Sealed
Our parking lot was sealed this past week by Jim Althoff and company. Tip your hat to these men for a job well done. The lot has yet to be painted, and will still take time to fully cure, so please be gentle on the lot. I’ve already told the school teachers there are to be no donuts on the lot for at least a month.
Rest in Peace
Please pray for the repose of parishioner, Jennie Wright, who passed away this past Sunday. Her wake is Friday, July 24th, from 9am to 11am at Brown’s Funeral Home, with the funeral Mass to follow at 11:30am. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.
Please congratulate Kevin Lammert, who will be making his First Holy Communion this Saturday at the 4pm Mass. What a gift to receive Jesus in the Eucharist! The greatest gift of God, for in the Eucharist, he gives us his very Body and Blood to nourish our souls!
Tuesday of this week, July 28th, I am officially pastor. I could crack a joke here, but know that I’m truly humbled and grateful that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, would call someone like me to shepherd his flock in Hillsboro. It is certainly not a one-man task, and so I am grateful for the many men and women who step forward to join me in laboring by the grace of God to “make disciples of all nations”. Please pray for me that I am the shepherd that Christ calls me to be… that you all deserve.
Let us pray for one another!
Gratefully in Christ,