Funeral for Laurie McNeice
On Wednesday October 1, there will be visitation at Bennett's Funeral Home on West Broad Street from 6:00- 8:00pm.
On Thursday, October 2 at St. Michael, the family will receive visitors from 9:30-10:30 am in the Commons. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in the Worship Space, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Please keep Laurie's husband, John, and their children Meghan, Rachel and Jacqueline in your prayers.
From The Pastor
HAPPY FEAST DAY ST. MICHAEL’S!!!
I mentioned the Parish Council in my last letter. I wanted to share with you some of the areas that group has been addressing:
Area growth – collecting data from the various area governmental agencies we can easily project an increase of 800 or more Catholic households over the next 5 years. How can we respond to this as a parish and/or work with the diocese to prepare for this? Can we cooperate with our neighboring parishes (Our Lady of Lourdes or St. Mary’s) in some joint “ventures?”
Diocesan Capital Campaign – Next Fall we will be taking part in the Diocesan Capital Campaign. Because there are some significant benefits to us, should we join our own capital campaign with the one from the Diocese with an eye to the future growth? Benefits to our parish range from $500,000 up to $2,000,000, or more.
Commitment Campaign – Our parish community has responded generously with talent and treasure and has benefitted from the increased level of commitment of parishioners. While that has been reflected in a better “bottom line” financially, what I most appreciate as priest and pastor is parishioners getting more deeply committed to our Parish and our Faith. Our community has become a stronger witness to Christ.
These are just some of the areas that are being addressed by the Council. I thank those who offer themselves in service to me and our parish community by serving on the Council
Peace & Love,
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