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Bible Readings This Week
Here are this week's Bible Readings as we begin another week as God's People. If you do not have a Bible, let us know and we will send one to you. There are also online sources - let us know if you need suggestions.
September - Sustained by God’s Word of Wisdom
Mon - Luke 13:1-17; Tu - Luke 13:18-35;  Wed - Psalm 15;
Th - Psalm 37; Fri - 1 Corinthians 1:1-17; Sat - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31;
Sun - 1 Corinthians 2:1-16  (American Bible Society)
God's Blessings for a Great Week!

25th Anniversary as Pastor - I take this opportunity to Thank everyone for the celebration on the occasion of serving the parish for 25 years as pastor, and 30th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. The chasuble was a wonderful gift which is especially beautiful and I look forward to wearing it during the Christmas season. The cards, greetings, gifts, cake, and flowers in the Hall were also very generous, thoughtful, and greatly appreciated!
I thank Susan, Kathy, Fran, and Pat for putting everything together and all who helped carry it out. Its difficult to surprise me - but you did!
God’s Blessings for your thoughtfulness! - Father Charles

Rummage Items - Collecting rummage items begins today. Please keep watch for suitable items, which are clean, usable, and in good working condition. Thanks for helping!

Men’s Club Chili Cook Off! - Our Men’s Club will have a Chili Cook Off on Saturday, November 9, from 5pm to 7pm. Tickets are $7 and are now available! This will be a fun, unique, (and delicious) event and we hope you can join us!

The Wall That Heals - A 3/4 sized replica of the Viet Nam Wall (The Wall That Heals) is coming to South Bend! It will be hosted by St. Joseph Cemetery and will be on display 24 / 7 from September 19 to its closing on Sunday, September 22 at 2:30pm. We hope you will visit! They are also in need of donations, as the cost is $46,000 to display this great memorial. We encourage you to contribute if you can. They are also in need of help to take down the display on Sunday, September 22 at 2:30pm. If you are able bodied and would like to help, please see the sign up sheet.

Spaghetti Dinner! - Our Adoration Society thanks everyone who helped by working at their Spaghetti Dinner yesterday, for selling and purchasing tickets and attending. Thanks for supporting this event!