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Father's Reflections Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 19, 2018

Dear St. Paul Family,

Our Fall Festival is finally here!  Come on down to Vandenberg Hall after Mass to enjoy some good food, music, and all the festivities.  There is something for everyone so come on down and have a good time.  As of the printing of this bulletin earlier this week we had less than 100 raffle tickets available to sell.  Tickets are $20/each with the grand prize at $5,000 and 49 other cash prizes.  We will only be selling 1,200 tickets so your odds of winning are 1:24.  Let’s all work together to make this year’s Fall Festival a wonderful celebration for our parish.

This coming Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be hosting a day of reflection for widows and widowers here at St. Paul Parish.  If you are a widow or widower this day is for you.  If you know a widow or widower please let them know about this day.  It is open to widows or widowers of any parish.  Fr. Dennis Saran, the pastor of St. Dominic Parish in Brookfield in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will be with us to facilitate this day.  Before entering seminary, Fr. Dennis became a widower, and is now a priest who knows the pain of losing a spouse.  Please register by calling the parish office by noon on Monday so we know how much lunch to prepare for the day.  There is no cost to the participants for this event.

As I mentioned two weeks ago, we are currently in the process of getting our new boilers installed.  This work is expected to take about four more weeks, hopefully less.  As the temperatures drop you may want to wear a few extra layers of clothing to Mass.  We do have 2 heating units on the roof that are working hard to keep the chill out of the church, so we just need to keep praying for some warm fall days.  I will keep you updated as progress is made on our new boilers.  We are about $30,000 short on our new boilers, so anything you can contribute to help us meet this shortfall would be appreciated.  Let us work together to keep St. Paul Parish a strong and vibrant parish.

Have a Great Week!

Blessings,
Fr. Andy