From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners

Dear Parishioners,

Welcome to all who are here today to remember our fellow parishioners who have died.

During our Masses, Memorial Cards are removed from the Ambry and placed on the altar, as the names are read. Some families are also lighting candles. We were able to obtain the candles with the help of our friends at Saint Stanislaus Church.

Like all parishes, we have a weekly Mass for Living & Deceased. In November, as leaves on the trees fall to the ground, the Church turns our attention especially to our departed loved ones. You may write the names of your loved ones in the book at the back of the church.

Thanks to 21 families who had funerals in our church in the past year and who put Holy Cross Parish in their obituaries as a suggested Memorial Donation. These funds help us to do building and property repairs.

Knights of Columbus will meet on the Third Tuesday Nov. 19 - 7PM in the Parish Center.

Our new K of C Council has a name which is:

Blessed Grimwald Santamaria
Council #17364

Our Charter for the Council will take some time to prepare at the Supreme Council in New Haven, CT. Meanwhile, we will have two months to add names to the Charter. We invite men of the parish to be part of this new endeavor of service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Annual Mass honoring Blessed Grimwald will be at Noon on Sunday November 17 with a luncheon following.

After the 10 AM Mass on November 10, a new flag will be raised to honor a deceased Veteran, Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Bertman. See the next column for further information. We thank Algird and Sarah Bertman who gave this flag in memory of their father and father-in-law who served in WWI. Algird and Sarah celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 9th.

Missalettes are used at weekday Masses. We have Mass 7 days a week. Please do not take them home. 22 were taken away last month!

Sincerely, Father Gagnier

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