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Pastoral Letter


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 began naming

you I'm sure I'd miss somebody—so thank you to our Co-Chairs,

Don Dixon and Jim Abbott, and all their fantastic crews!!

 

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 veggies.

#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 french-fries

at cost.

 

Despite the weather, and the change to the busiest weekend in

the Akron/Canton area, with the golf tournament and the Football

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 again,

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 weekend on

September 7th. Next to the celebration of the Sacraments, the most

important thing we do here, is our Catechetical programs. Jesus

said "Go teach all nations." Parents, please make every effort to

have your children participate in our Pre-K—12th grade programs.

Sign-ups are available in the lobby and on-line.

 

I want to say thank you to our PSR teachers and staff for their

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 the Bible

these words: Deuteronomy 4:1-9 (abbreviated) says: Moses spoke

to the people, "I teach you the statues and decrees as the Lord my

God has commanded me—Observe them carefully... .teach them to

your children and to your children's children. And Matthew 5:17-

19: "I have come not to abolish the law, but to fulfill them... .Whoever

fulfills and teaches these commands shall be great in the Kingdom

of God." Isn't that, alone, reason for signing up for PSR/Youth Ministry

 to teach and help?

 

Lastly:

 

Queen of Heaven will be marking the somber day of Sept. llth

by hosting an ecumenical prayer service for Peace, sponsored by

the Green Clergy Association. All the area churches are being

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 and war.

 

God Bless you day,

Fr. Dave

 

 

 

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