Pastor's Pen

Pastor's Pen
 

This past week Fr. Kevin, Deacon Jim, and I were able to participate in the Annual Mass of Remembrance.  What a beautiful opportunity for us to gather as a community and pray for those who have passed this year.  The music, the prayers, the emotions were beautiful.  I look forward to celebrating these over the years to come.  My thanks again to Louise and Bernadette for their gift to this ministry.

Back on October 28th Fr. Lou and I had a ZOOM conversation with many of our 4th & 5th graders. It was a kind of “stump the priest” where he and I answered questions or responded to comment that these young people may have had.  It might not be as personal as we would have liked but it was a fun opportunity for us to catch up with these young people and to see what is on their mind about our Catholic faith and how it works in their lives.  Thanks kids.  We have plans in the works to begin doing this with some of the older kids as well.

Let me extend a note of thanks to St. Raphael’s Knights of Columbus Council 10157 for their participation last weekend as the church marked the beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney founder of the Knights of Columbus.  Efforts continue with the hope and anticipation for his Sainthood.  The Knights are known throughout the United States for their fraternity as Catholic men as well as for their works of charity.  We are blessed here at St. Raphael to have such a dedicated group of men ministering when asked for the benefit of St. Raphael as well as the local area.  Thank you Knights, celebrate this day with great joy and with a desire to continue to mimic the good works of your founder.

Have a good week,

 Fr. Curtis Carro

 

 
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