Letter for August 31, 2014
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Queen of Heaven Family,
Before the month of August is over, I want to say
thank you to
all who came out and had a good time at the FUNFest
and to all
who volunteered, in any capacity, to make it happen.
You all were
awesome! I cannot begin to thank you enough. If I
you I'm sure I'd miss somebody—so thank you to our
Don Dixon and Jim Abbott, and all their fantastic
I would also like to thank several businesses in the
area that donated substantially to the success of the event.
#1. VanDevere Auto Group; for donating the car!
#2. Haymaker Produce; for the free sweet corn and
#3. Gehm & Sons; for the ice.
#4. Marazita Graphics; for the substantial discount
on the signs.
#5. Seiler's Main St. Cones & Coneys; for providing
the ice cream
at their cost.
#6. Peyakov's White House Chicken; for providing the
Despite the weather, and the change to the busiest
the Akron/Canton area, with the golf tournament and
Hall of Fame festivities—I was surprised and pleased,
to see the
crowds that turned out. Again, special thanks to all
of our volun-
teers. It would never have happened without you. And
many thanks to the VanDevere Auto Group for the
donation of the
Chevy Equinox. Also, thanks to all who bought a
chance on the
car....our ticket sales were at almost $50,000.
Thanks to Van-
Devere and all of you buying tickets, half of the new
repairs on our
parking are paid. The next time you're in the market
for a car,
give VanDevere a look.
Of other things:
PSR, Pre-school through 12th grade, begins next
September 7th. Next to the celebration of the
Sacraments, the most
important thing we do here, is our Catechetical
said "Go teach all nations." Parents, please make
every effort to
have your children participate in our Pre-K—12th
Sign-ups are available in the lobby and on-line.
I want to say thank you to our PSR teachers and staff
stepping up to the plate. Your reward will be great
on earth, (It is
in giving, we receive), but the retirement benefits
are out of this
world—and, I'm not the only one saying it. We read in
these words: Deuteronomy 4:1-9 (abbreviated) says:
to the people, "I teach you the statues and decrees
as the Lord my
God has commanded me—Observe them carefully... .teach
your children and to your children's children. And
19: "I have come not to abolish the law, but to
fulfill them... .Whoever
fulfills and teaches these commands shall be great in
of God." Isn't that, alone, reason for signing up for
to teach and help?
Queen of Heaven will be marking the somber day of
by hosting an ecumenical prayer service for Peace,
the Green Clergy Association. All the area churches
invited to participate. It will be at 7:00 p.m. Our
church will be
open for prayer all day to stop in and pray for an
end to war and
terrorism. Now, more than ever, we need God's
Blessing on our
world. May Jesus, the Prince of Peace, bring his
light of love
wherever there is the darkness of hatred, violence
God Bless you day,