Can you believe all this rain? I don't like to use bad "four letter" words, but can you imagine what this would have been like if it was (yikes!) SNOW! Fathers and I are waiting for the ark to come pick us up for lunch!
Only a few tidbits to pass along this week:
1. First Friday Holy Hour has a new time. Deacon Paul will celebrate First Friday Holy Hour at 3:00 p.m. in the church instead of our previous time of 5:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars accordingly. All are welcome.
2. Our second collection this weekend is for Extraordinary Expenses.
3. Don't forget we will conduct a second collection for Co-Op Mission Weekend on July 17/18. A notice and a message from the Bishop is in the bulletin.
4. The Sacrament of Confirmation date has been confirmed by the Bishop's office for Friday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the church. This is just a heads up. The date is posted in the bulletin. Details will follow from the Director of Religious Education as we draw nearer to that date.
5. The entire St. Mark Parish family of faith wishes to send its blessings to Jared Forcier and the St. Mark Youth Group, who will attend the Steubenville Youth Retreat this weekend right here at St. Mark.
6. I am bursting with pride! Father Birendra and Father Russ both cleaned their offices and they look amazing. You can actually see the top of their desks now!
7. Volunteers and Fathers helped to do a major landscape clean-up job in their private backyard. Overgrown bushes were pulled out; tree limbs trimmed; flower beds edged and weeded. Thank you, Happy Grass, for graciously providing the top soil and mulch gratis to Fathers. The group was able to "patch up" some of the barren lawn and grass has actually come up (I guess the rain has been helpful after all). Progress!
8. There are some 2022 calendars received from various charity groups for free on the table at the main entrance of the church. Please feel free to take one.
That's it for now! Have a great weekend!
P.S. I'm done with the hummingbirds. Bee balm in full bloom. Fresh nectar in their feeder. Still nothing. I can take a hint.
But you should have been at the house last week at 2:30 in the morning when the cats came up into our bedroom with a teeny, tiny mouse that they proceeded to swat around and play with. Better yet was watching Michael try to get the mouse with the broom while keeping the cats at bay. I wanted to laugh so bad, but Michael was peeved (to put it mildIy) so I had to hold it all in. I have to tell you.....the mouse lost the battle. Never a dull moment at the Mollica house. At least the lunatic dog is back in Long Island.
on Friday, July 9 at 11:28AM